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DREW U^HVE«S^TY L®«ARY 



This is to certify that on Tuesday, April 26, 1988, the General Con- 
ference voted that "the 1988 journal be sections A-H of the Advance 
Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate, along with the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate and the approved United Methodist hymnal." 

C. Faith Richardson 

Secretary of the General Conference 



FINAL COMMITTEE 
ON JOURNAL REPORT 



The Committee on 
Journal hereby cer- 
tifies that the follow- 
ing corrections are to 
be made in the official 
record of the 1988 
General Conference: 

Advance Edition 

Olav Parnamets' name is 
misspelled on p. A-34 and p. A-78 (it 
is correct on p. A-19). 

To be inserted on p. 84, the list of 
the deceased whose names were 
read during the Memorial Service: 

BISHOPS 

William C. Martin in Little Rock, 
Arkansas on August 30, 1984 

W. Earl Ledden in Gaithersburg, 
Maryland on October 20, 1984 

Charles F. Golden in Los Angeles, 
California on November 17, 1984 

Fred P. Corson in St. Petersburg, 
Florida on February 16, 1985 

Shot K. Mondol in Kettering, Ohio 
on June 10, 1985 

Robert E. Goodrich, Jr. in Dallas, 
Texas on October 30, 1985 

Marjorie S. Matthews in Alma, 
Michigan on June 30, 1986 

Walter Lee Underwood in Hous- 
ton, Texas on April 15, 1987 



J. Chess Lovem in Ft. Worth, 
Texas on April 23, 1987 

Finis A. Crutchfield in Houston, 
Texas on May 21, 1987 

Hermann W. Kaebnick in Her- 
shey, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1987 

JUDICIAL COUNCIL 

Florence Lucas in Rosedale, New 
York on September 6, 1987 

DELEGATES, CLERGY 

WiUie B. Clay in Chicago, Illinois 
on December 10, 1987 

DELEGATES, LAY 

James A. Summers in Cary, North 
CaroUna on October 10, 1987 

Wade Pierce in Wilmington, North 
CaroUna on November 20, 1987 

Bert Jordan in Jackson, Mississip- 
pi on December 22, 1987 

WiUiam Woodman in Schenec- 
tady, New York on February 8, 1988 

BISHOPS' SPOUSES 

Alice W. Pryor (widow of Thomas 
Pryor) in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 
August 3, 1984 

Manuela Valencia (wife of Jose 
Valencia) in The PhiUppines on Sep- 
tember 15, 1984 

Margaret Henley (wife of James 
W. Henley) in Orlando, Florida on 
December 7, 1984 

Justina Showers (widow of J. Bal- 
mer Showers) in Lebanon, Ohio on 
December 27, 1984 



Ada Mae Warner (widow of Ira B. 
Warner) in La Puenta, California on 
March 6, 1985 

Minnie Watts (widow of H. B. 
Watts) in Sein Antonio, Texas on 
March 10, 1985 

Carolyn W. Lee Moore (wife of 
Noah W. Moore, Jr.) in Atlantic 
City, New Jersey on September 1, 
1985 

Ruth Hagen (widow of Odd 
Hagen) in Stockholm, Sweden on 
September 10, 1985 

Kate Sayles Pope (wife of Kenneth 
D. Pope) in Dallas, Texas on Novem- 
ber 17, 1985 

Nina F. Garber (widow of Paul N. 
Garber) in Geneva, Switzerland on 
December 6, 1985 

Edith Brooks Brown (widow of 
Robert N. Brooks) in Los Angeles, 
California on January 14, 1986 

Mary Bamberg McConnell (wife of 
Calvin D. McConnell) in Portland, 
Oregon April 11, 1986 

AnneUese Fritsch Hartel (wife of 
Armin E. Hartel) in Dresden, Ger- 
man Democratic Repubhc on August 
28, 1986 

Carolyn O. Mondol (widow of Shot 
K. Mondol) in Hyderabad, India on 
January 6, 1987 

Heidi Neiderhauser Schafer (wife of 
Franz W. Schafer) in Zurich, Switzer- 
land on November 4, 1987 

Helen Mary Cady Rockey (widow 
of Clement Daniel Rockey) in 
Eugene, Oregon on January 12, 1988 

Winifred Maxwell Jackson Hol- 
loway (wife of Fred G. HoUoway) m 
Wilmington, Delaware on January 
15, 1988 



Daily Editions 

p. 224 - insufficient information 
printed on Calendar 560 - "The com- 
mittee voted to refer to BOD the peti- 
tion to instruct those preparing the 
new Book of Worship to respect the 
traditional and biblical language of 
God." 

p. 246 - insufficient information 
printed on Calendar 755 - "Referred 
for action to BOD and Board of 
Church and Society a petition re- 
questing the development of educa- 
tional materials and programs that 
assist local churches in becoming ad- 



1665-DI-3000-R 
1687-DI-3000-R 
2491-DI-3000-R 



vocates to address family needs 
within their communities and the 
local churches. The general agencies 
are requested to report to the 1992 
General Conference what materials, 
resources and programs were 
developed, how they were marketed, 
and how they were utilized." 
P. 283 - Item 831 omitte± 

831* - DI 185 
Subject- Trinitarian Language 
and Inclusive Language 

PeUtions: 491-DI-3000-R; 1387-DI- 
3000-R; 1502-DI-3000-R; 

L5L5-DI-3000-R; 1528-DI-3000-R 
1597-DI-3000-R; 

1600-DI-3000-R; 
1680-DI-3000-R; 

1685-DI-3000-R; 
1688-DI-3000-R; 

1748-DI-3000-R; 
2495-DI-3(X)0-R; 

2504-DI-3000-R 

Pages in Advance DCA: D-2-18 
(491-DI-3000-R) 

Membership: 116; Present 94 

For 90; Against 3; Not voting 1 

Date: April 29, 1988 

Refer all petitions to GBOD and 
any other theological task force that 
may be formed by this General Con- 
ference. 

P. 378, col. 3, ROBERT CASEVs 
first statement - "Calendar No. 124" 
not "127." 

P. 440 - insufficient information 
printed on Calendar 2047 - "Refer to 
General Board of Discipleship peti- 
tions requesting that 'full member' 
be changed to 'confirmed member' 
and 'preparatory member' be 
changed to 'nonconfirmed mem- 
ber/member awaiting confirmation.' 

P. 460, col. 1, CAROLYN 
JOHNSON, last sentence, par. 1 - 
"It will be calendared as No. 2143." 
(She may have said "146" but for 
the record it is 2143.) Also at bottom 
of middle column. 

P. 468, Col. 1, 1. 6 - "Petition 
1195," not "11%." 

P. 469, col. 1, BISHOP THOMAS, 
1. 5 - "E-24, " not "G-24." 

P. 477, col. 3, BISHOP 
BASHORE'S first statement and 
JEFF GOOD - it is "Section 3," not 
"Calendar 3." 



P. 538, col., DONNA LaPOINT, 1. 
9-10 - "Independent Commissions 
and Judicial Administration" not 
"independent commissions smd Judi- 
cial Council." 

P. 645, col. 1, middle - BISHOP 
YEAKEL is thanking Clifford 
"Droke," not "Broke." 

P. 649ff - CHRISTOPHER is 
speeiking, not Richardson. 

P. 655, col. 3, bottom third - Vote 
reported by BISHOP WHITE should 
be "532 to 329" rather than "352 to 
329." 

P. 658, col. 3 - BISHOP WHITE'S 
first statement - "Dean Walter 
Muelder," not "Melter." 

P. 663, col. 1, bottom third - 
BISHOP MINNICK reported a refer- 
ral without including the count. The 
numbers were 763 for referral, 120 
against. 

P. 673, col. 2, bottom third - In 
GROSECLOSE speech, "Mr. Grove" 
should be "Mr. Droke." 

P. 674, col. 1, middle - BISHOP 
COLAW reported passage of an 
amendment without reporting the 
count. The numbers were 507 for, 
383 against. 

P. 675, col. 2, bottom third - 
HAND'S speech includes 5 points. 
The number "4)" should appear 
after "freedom." and before "The 
documents submitted. . ." 

P. 687, col. 1, bottom - The second 
sentence in CARDER's speech 
should read ". . .explicit what is. . ." 
instead of ". . .explicit was is. . ." 

P. 688, col. 2, middle - The Friday 
afternoon heading was omitted be- 
tween COLAW and DUFFEY. 

P. 695, col. 3, bottom - Quotation 
marks are missing in ". . 
.laywomen,' and delete 'board. . ." 

P. 701, col. 2, bottom third - 
MARSHALL'S statement should 
say, ". . .the five to nine persons," 
rather than ". . .the five denying per- 
sons." 

P. 702, col. 3, middle - the count 
reported by DUFFEY, "812 to 829" 
should be "812 to 29." 

P. 709, col. 2, bottom third: Cor- 
rect title of the bishop's study is "In 
Defense of Creation," not "In Defen- 
sive of Creation." 

P. 709, col. 3, LaPOINT's first 
statement, 1. 7 - the first word is 
"lifted," not "Usted." 



P. 710, col. 3, bottom - Correct 
spelling is "Chernobyl," not "Cher- 
noble." 

P. 713, col. 2, bottom - Correct 
spelling is "Wobegon," not 
"Woebegone." 

P. 715, col. 1, middle - PARKER, 
not TueU, said, "Page 341^ yes, sir. . 
." In TUELL's following statement, 
second sentence, "Actually the sub- 
ject is unfermented juice of the 
grape, again," was spoken by 
PARKER. 

P. 715ff, beginning with BISHOP 
TUELL, bottom of col. 3, and the 
heading on p. 716 - it is the 
WOGAMAN Amendment (not 
Woodland), referring to the one 
made on p. 674. Also the "Long 
Amendment" should not be capital- 
ized. 

P. 724, col. 1, bottom third: 
QUICK'S statement should read ". . 
.Pensions, but to the actuary. . ." in- 
stead of ". . .by to the actuary." 

P. 724, col. 2, top - two quotation 
marks are missing in SOLOMON'S 
speech (begim in col. 1). It should 
read ". . .substitute 'evidence of 
God's grace' for 'graces' in. . ." 

P. 727, col. 1, bottom third - Cor- 
rect spelling is "Marcos," not "Mar- 
cus." 

P. 728, col. 1, top third - PARKER 
said, "It's a careful resolution" 
rather than "Careful resolution." 

P. 728, col. 1, bottom third - 
PARKER is expressing appreciation 
to "Harper," not "Carper." 

P. 729, col. 2, DONNA LaPOLNfT: 
she may have said 831 to 846; but it 
should be "832 to 846." 



These items should have been 
listed on Consent Calendars: 
134, 140, 169, 170, 191, 193, 253, 
300, 311, 322, 667, 822, 828, 830, 
831, 1182, 1397, 1402, 2140, 
2146. 

Jamima DeMarcus 

(chair) 

Patricia Bigler 

Edward W. Paup 

Thelma Boeder 

(Journal Assistant) 



Advance Edition 



EJaily Christian Advocate 

THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 



Volume VII Nashville, Tennessee February 25, 1988 



Advance Edition A 



Handbook 
For Delegates 



to the 

1988 General Conference 
of 

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This Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate is sent to all 
delegates, first lay and clergy reserves, and subscribers. 

Delegates and first reserves must bring all editions (A-I) with them to 
General Conference . Additional free copies will not be distributed. 

Within the pages of the Advance Edition, delegates will find information 
they will need to fully participate in legislative sessions, including 
reports and proposals from general agencies and boards, and petitions 
from annual conferences. 

Because of copyright limitations, only General Conference delegates will 
be issued Advance Edition I, which includes proposed hymns for a new 
United Methodist Hymnal. No photocopying of this edition can be 
permitted. 

In order to include full financial data for the 1985-88 quadrennium, a 
GCFA report (DCA Edition H-2) will be mailed later. Please place this 
in your binder upon arrival. 

At General Conference, delegates and first reserves will be issued free 
copies of the DCA "Dally Reports." If other reserve delegates are 
seated, they may use the material provided by the person they replace, 
or they may purchase copies at the DCA booth. 



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General Conference. 



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Commission on General Conference 






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Containing the reports and legislative 

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and general boards and agencies to the 

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Daily Christian Advocate: Published 
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the 1988 General Conference of The 
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DAILY CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 



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Contents 

Alphabetical List of Voting Delegaters and First Reserves A-71 

Approved Amendments to the Constitution A-82 

Commission on the General Conference A-5 

Coimcil of Bishops of The United Methodist Church A-4 

General Conference Agenda and Program A-3 

Important Information A-7 

Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church A-5 

Legislative Process Chart A-85 

Local Committee, Missouri Area A-6 

Map of St. Louis A-12 

Meeting Rooms, Cervantes Convention Center A-10 

Membership of Legislative Committees A-16 

News Services A-5 

Nominations to Interjurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy A-81 

Non- Voting Delegates from Affiliated Autonomous Methodist/United Churches A-70 

Organization of Standing Administrative Committees A-13 

Organization of Legislative Committees A-16 

Registration Procedures A-7 

Report of 1984 General Conference Unfinished Business A-83 

Seating Assignments A-8 

Secretarial Support Staff. A-6 

Standing Administrative Committees A-13 

Tellers A-14 

Voting and Reserve Delegates A-27 

Abbreviations 

Legislative committees 

CC Commission on Central Conference Affairs HE Higher Education and Chaplaincy 

CO Conferences U Independent Commissions/Judicial Administration 

CS Church and Society LC Local Church 

DI Discipleship MN Ordained and Diaconal Ministry 

FA Financial Administration 

FM Faith and Mission Note: Names of ordained ministers are shown in italics 

GA General Administration throughout this handbook. 

GM Global Ministries 

General Conference Agenda and Program 

Following is the overall program of the General Conference. 7:45 p.m.— Hymn sing - Convention Center Halls B & C 

The Committee on Agenda plans each day's business schedule 8:15 p.m.— Episcopal Address— JacA Marvin Tuell 

beginning Wednesday, April 27. 9:15 p.m.— Meetings of legislative committee officers 

9:15 p.m. — Organization of new Committee on Plan of 
Tuesday, April 26 Organization and Rules of Order— convenor, W. 

1:00 p.m.— Organ Prelude - Cervantes Convention Center Kenneth Goodson - Room 270 

Halls B & C 

1:30 p.m.— Holy Commimion and Memorial Service Wednesday, April 27 

2:45 p.m.— Organization of General Conference 8:30 a.m.— Worship 

^11 Call (Worship from 8:30-9:00 a.m. will open each 

Report of the Commission on the General day's session, April 27-30 and May 2-6) 

Conference 9:00 a.m.— Laity Address 
Report of the Committee on Plan of Organization 

and Rules of Order Sunday, May 1 

4:00 p.m.— Report of Committee on Credentials 8:00 p.m.— Missouri Area Night 
Nominations 

Report of the Committee on Agenda Tuesday, May 3 

4:30 p.m.— Organization of Standing Legislative Commit- 9:00 a.m.— Presentation of ecumenical representatives 

tees 

6:00 p.m.— Box supper and training of legislative committee Friday, May 6 

officers and assigned volunteers 10:00 p.m.— Adjournment of General Conference 



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DAILY CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 



Advance Edition 



Effective Date of Legislation 

"Par. 609: All legislation of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church shall become 
effective January 1 following the session of the General Conference at which it is enacted unless 
otherwise specified (Par. 638.22)." 



Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church 

Officers 

President Earl G. Hunt Jr. 

P.O. Box 1747, Lakeland, FL 33802 

President-designate Ernest T. Dixon Jr. 

P.O. Box 28509, San Antonio, TX 78228 

Secretary I. J'aul A. Duffey 

4010 Dupont Circle #507, Louisville, KY 40207 

Secretary-designate Melvin G. Talbert 

2112 Third Ave. #301, Seattle, WA 98121 



Other Members 



L. Scott Allen 
Ralph T. Alton 
Edsel A. Ammons 
James Mase Ault 
Thomas S. Bangura 
Sante Uberto Barbieri 
George W. Bashore 
Robert M. Blackburn 
Die E. Borgen 
Edwin C. Boulton 
Monk Bryan 
William R. Cannon 
Alsie H. Carleton 
Edward G. Carroll 
Emilio J. M. de Carvalho 
Wilbur W. Y. Choy 
Roy C. Clark 
Wayne K. Clymer 
Emerson S. Colaw 
Judith Craig 
Jesse R. DeWitt 
Ralph E. Dodge 
R. Kern Eutsler 
Cornelio M. Ferrer 
H. Ellis Finger Jr. 
Ernest A. Fitzgerald 
Eugene M. Frank 
Paul V. Galloway 
Elias G. Galvan 
Josi C. Gamboa Jr. 
Edwin R. Garrison 
W. Kenneth Goodson 
Paul L. A. Granadosin 
William Boyd Grove 
W. T. Handy Jr. 
Paul Hardin Jr. 
John Wesley Hardt 



Nolan B. Harmon 
J. Woodrow Hearn 
James W. Henley 
Kenneth W. Hicks 
Leroy C. Hodapp 
Fred G. Holloway 
Don W. Holter 
Neil L. Irons 
Rueben P. Job 
L. Bevel Jones HI 
Hermann W. Kaebnick 
Kainda Katembo 
Francis E. Kearns 
Leontine T. C. Kelly 
J. Lloyd Knox 
Arthur F. Kulah 
David J. Lawson 
Dwight E. Loder 
John Wesley Lord 
James K. Mathews 
Felton E. May 
Calvin D. McConnell 
Joel D. McDavid 
Paul W. Milhouse 
C. P. Minnick Jr. 
Rudiger R. Minor 
Noah W. Moore Jr. 
Robert C. Morgan 
Abel T. Muzorewa 
Emerito P. Nacpil 
T. Otto Nail 
J. Alfred Ndoricimpa 
Ernest W. Newman 
Roy C. Nichols 
Benjamin R. Oliphint 
Fama Onema 
Edward J. Pendergrass 



Almeida Penicela 
W. Kenneth Pope 
Frank L. Robertson 
John W. Russell 
Carl J. Sanders 
Roy L Sano 
Frank W. Schdfer 
Louis W. Schowengerdt 
Roy H. ShoH 
F. Herbert Skeete 
O. Eugene Slater 
W. Maynard Sparks 
Hermann L. Sticher 
Forrest C. Stith 
Mack B. Stokes 
W. McFerrin Stowe 
R. Marvin Stuart 
Prince A. Taylor Jr. 
James S. Thomas 
Jack Marvin Tuell 
Edward L. Tullis 
Jose L. Valencia 
Naoy Kimba M. Wakadilo 
W. Ralph Ward Jr. 
John B. Warman 
Paul A. Washburn 
Lance Webb 
Hazen G. Werner 
D. Frederick Wertz 
Melvin E. Wheatley Jr. 
C. Dale White 
Woodie W. White 
Lloyd C. Wicke 
Richard B. Wilke 
Friedrich Wunderlich 
Joseph H. Yeakel 
Pedro R. Zottele 



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Advance Edition DAILY CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE A-5 

Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church 

Officers 

President Tom Matheny 

P. 0. Box 221, Hammond, LA 70404 

Vice-President Elizabeth B. Gimdlach 

443 Abello Rd. S.E., Palm Bay, FL 32909 

Secretary Hoover Rupert 

Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698 

Other Members 

Wayne W. Coffin, 2420 North Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73206 

James M. Dolliver, 312 North Sherman, Olympia, WA 98502 

Willard H. Douglas Jr., 2000 Mecklenberg Street, Richmond, VA 23223 

Gene E. Sease, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227 

Albert W. Sweaty, P.O. Box 5107, Lexington, KY 40555 

Paul Webb Jr., 229 Peachtree St. N.E. #1901, Atlanta, GA 30303-1650 

Alternates 

Clifford B. Aguilar J. D. Hunter Jr. Don L. Riggin 

E. Dale Dunlap Susan M. Morrison Terry Sanford 

Florence E. Freeman C. Ebb Munden Robert H. Spain 

Daniel Garcia Crisolito Pascual 

Commission on the General Conference 

Chair Frances M. Alguire 

764 86th Place, Downers Grove, IL 60516 

Vice-chair (Facilities) E. Eugene Frazer 

1577 Pemberton Road, Columbus, OH 43221 

Vice-chair (Program) F. Rossing Smith 

705 N. E. Vanda Terrado, Jensen Beach, FL 33457 

Secretary William 0. Walker 

1376 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401 

Other Members 

Yoshiro Befu, 6830 Apperson Street, Tujunga, CA 91042 Paula Johnston, 1825 Jewel Drive, Longmont, CO 80501 

Robert L. Dillard Jr., 6624 Lakewood, Dallas, TX 75214 Charles E. Lutrick, P. 0. Box 6, Midland, TX 79702 

Penelope V. Eberhart, 625 5th Street, Brookings, SD 57006 Arnold Madsen, St. Olansgt. 28, Oslo 1, Norway 

Delia Escareno, 551 Gettysburg, San Antonio, TX 78228 Elbert Moore, 5435 57th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 

Bettilou Holland, 128 Spencer Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 George W. Rudisill, Rt. 2, Box 169B, Catawba, NC 28609 

Carolyn J. Hopkins, Route 3, Cairo, GA 31728 Carlton R. Young, P. 0. Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202 

Ex-Officio 

Treasurer of GCFA Clifford Drake 

1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 

Secretary of the General Conference C. Faith Richardson 

168 Mt. Vernon Street, Newton, MA 02160 

Business Manager/Executive Director DeWayne S. Woodring 

1 Hoosier Dome #120, Indianapolis, IN 46225 

Business and Facilities Staff News Services 

Assistant to Business Manager, Barbara A. Main News Director Thomas S. McAnally 

Facilities Coordinators, Gene P. Crawford, Newsroom Supervisor Nelson Price 

Glen A. Clarkson, R. Harold Hipps 



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Secretarial Support Staff 



Secretary of the General Conference.... C. Faith Richardson 

Nominees 

Computer Assistant John M. Brawn IE 

Coordinator of Calendar Merrill W. Drennan 

Documents Assistant Hea Sun Kim 



Journal Assistant Thelma Ballinger Boeder 

Legislative Assistant Hector J. Grant 

Office Manager D. Jean Hanson 

Parliamentary Assistant Charles Denny White Jr. 

Petitions/Reference Assistant Dorothy J. Jordan 



Local Committee, Missouri Area 



Bishop of the Missouri Area W. T. Handy, Jr. 

Chair of Local Committee Gregory K. Poole 

Chair of Staffing and Equipment Robert Williams 

Convention Services Coordinator John M. Hayes 

Equipment Coordinator Otis D. (Joodwin 

Interpretation Coordinator William Rojewski 

Secretarial Personnel Coordinators Richard E. Thomas, 

JoAnne English 

First Aid/Health Support Coordinator Bog Wiens 

Postal Services Coordinator Arthur J. Lohse 

Badges and Packets Coordinator George E. Ronne 

Chair of Program Paul W. Schlapbach 

Communion Stewards/ 
Services Coordinator Alfred W. Mitchner 



Bishops' Reception Coordinator Jerry W. Williams 

Area Event Coordinators Joe A. Howell, Ronald E. Page 

Preaching Assignments Coordinators.. Jack D. Montgomery 

Communications Coordinator Charles A. McEowen 

Music Assistance Coordinator Bemice Mamer 

Chairs of Hospitality Warren Meyer, Sue Bell 

Supplemental Housing Coordinator David C. Belt 

Outside Security Coordinator Ed Umphries 

Information/Message Center 

Coordinators .Tom and Sue Snider 

Delegate Loimge Coordinators... Sara Clardy, Roslyn Sykes 
Local Transportation/ 

Sightseeing Coordinator Eldon Tumbull 



How to Assemble Your DCA 




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Registration Procedures 



Place 



Registration will take place in the Alfonso J. Cervantes 
Convention Center, 801 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, Missou- 
ri. This is the site of the General Conference plenary sessions, 
legislative committees, and offices. 

Registration Hours 

Monday, April 25 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 26 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 27 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

After Wednesday noon, registration will be in Room 1112. 

Registration Counters 

1. Delegates with credentials: divided A-H, I-M, N-S, T-Z 

2. First reserve delegates 

3. Delegates without credential cards 

4. Delegates from outside the United States 

5. General agency staff 

6. Other reserve delegates 

Delegates and First Reserves 

Delegates and First Reserves are required to present their 
credentials when registering. A portion of the credential card 
will be returned to the delegate for use as identification 
during the conference should the badge be lost or misplaced. 

Important 

Special Travel Arrangements 

Special discount air fares for delegates and visitors 
traveling round trip to the General Conference have been 
arranged on TWA or US Air. You may make arrangements 
by calling TWA at 800-325-4933 {refer to Convention No. 
91-13858} or US Air 800-428-4322 {Convention No. AC557D.) 

What to Bring to St. Louis 

Your credential card. 

Advance DC A you receive by mail; another copy will not be 
furnished. 

1984 Book of Discipline; this will be needed when 
considering changes. 

A 1984 Book of Resolutions might also prove very useful. 

Housing 

■Housing forms may be secured by writing: Commision on 
the General Conference, One Hoosier Dome, Suite 120, 
Indianapolis, IN 46225. 

What to Wear in St. Louis 

St. Louis enjoys moderate weather in April and May, typical 
of springtime in much of the United States. It is unlikely that 
heavy, cold-weather clothing will be needed. It would be a 
good idea to bring a sweater or lightweight jacket and a 
raincoat and/or umbrella. Extremely hot weather is unlikely. 



An identifying badge, packet of information, and Reserved 
Section card for the delegate's spouse will be provided at 
registration. 

Other Reserve Delegates 

A badge and Reserved Section card(s) may be secured by a 
reserve delegate by registering at the Registration Counter. 

A reserve delegate officially taking the place of a delegate 
will be given a Temporary Seating Permit, signed by the 
delegation head, which will authorize his/her admittance 
within the bar of the conference for a specific session. At the 
end of the session, the permit should be turned into the 
chairperson of the delegation. 

Late Arrivals 

If arrival is after the opening roll call on Tuesday afternoon, 
April 26, send word to chair of delegation who reports your 
arrival to the Committee on Credentials. 

Delegates Without Credentials 

A delegate who has lost or forgotten credential card is to see 
the Registrar at the Registration Counter with proper 
identification. The official list will be checked and a new 
credential card will be issued. 



Information 

Persons With Handicapping Conditions 

Sections of the hall have been set aside for persons with 
handicapping conditions. Marshals will be pleased to direct 
those requiring such seating to the appropriate sections. 

Smoking Restrictions 

It is requested that there be no smoking in public areas 
during sessions of the General Conference. 

Announcements 

Announcements shall be made through the Daily Christian 
Advocate. Oral or projected announcements shall be restricted 
to the official operation of the General Conference and its 
legislative and administrative committees. 

Journal 

In its report to General Conference the Commission on the 
General Conference is recommending that the 1988 Journal 
be Sections A-H of the Advance Edition of the Daily Christian 
Advocate, the Daily Christian Advocate, and the approved 
United Methodist Hymnal. Bound copies of the three volumes 
will be available for purchasing in one package in 1989. The 
last section of the DC A will contain a complete index to the 
first two volumes. 



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Seating Assignments 

Voting Delegates 



Conference/ No. 

Concordat Delegates 

Alabama-West 
Florida 14 



Alaska Mission- 
ary 

Austria Provi- 
sional 
Baltimore 



2 
22 



Bulgaria Provi- 
sional 2 
Bunmdi 2 
California- 
Nevada 14 

California- 
Pacific 18 

Caribbean and 

the Americas 2 

Central Illinois 16 

Central Pennsyl- 
vania 18 

Central Texas 12 

Central Zaire 4 

Czechoslovakia 2 

Denmark 2 

Desert Southwest 4 

Detroit 16 

East Ohio 24 

Eastern Angola 2 
Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania 16 

Estonia Provi- 
sional 2 
Finland-Finnish 
Provisional 2 
Finland-Swedish 
Provisional 2 
Florida 28 



German Demo- 
cratic Republic 2 
German North- 
west 2 
German South 2 
German South- 
west 2 
Great Britain 4 
Holston 18 



Sec. Row Seats 



D 
D 

B 

B 
C 
C 

C 

c 

B 
B 

A 
A 

C 
C 
C 

B 
B 
D 
A 
D 
A 
B 
A 
A 
D 
D 
B 

A 
A 

B 

A 

A 
A 
A 
A 

B 

B 
D 

A 
B 
C 
C 



8 
5 
6 

6 
12 

15 
16 

4 
5 

21 
8 
9 

13 

14 

7 

11 

9 

1 

4 

1 

2 

10 

11 

17 

9 
10 

21 

19 

2 
12 
13 
14 



2 
6 

3 
3 

7 
8 



1-12 
11-12 

7-8 

1-2 
1-12 
1-10 

11-12 
11-12 

1-2 
1-12 

5-12 
3-12 

1-2 

1-6 

1-10 

1-12 

1-6 

1-12 

1-4 

11-12 

5-6 

1-4 

7-12 

3-12 

1-12 

1-12 

3-4 

1-12 
1-4 

11-12 

1-2 

1-2 
1-12 
1-12 

1-4 

11-12 

9-10 
11-12 

3-4 
9-12 
1-12 
7-12 



Conference/ 
Concordat 

Hungary Provi- 
sional 
Iowa 

Kansas East 
Kansas West 
Kentucky 

Liberia 
Little Rock 
Louisiana 
Louisville 
Maine 
Memphis 
Mexico 

Middle Philip- 
pines 
Mindanao 
Minnesota 
Mississippi 
Missouri East 
Missouri West 
Mozambique 
(Southeast 
AMca) 

Muri (Nigeria) 
Provisional 
Nebraska 
New Hampshire 
New Mexico 
New York 

North Alabama 

North Arkansas 
North Ceirolina 

North Central 
New York 
North Dakota 
North Greorgia 

North Indiana 

North Missi- 
ssippi 

North Shaba 
North Texas 
Northeast Phil- 
ippines 

Northeast Zaire 
Northern Illinois 

Northern New 
Jersey 

Northern Philip- 
pines 



No. 
Delegates 

2 

24 

8 

10 

8 

4 

8 
12 
10 

2 
10 

2 

2 

2 
12 
10 
10 
10 



2 

12 

2 

6 

16 

18 

8 
20 



10 

2 

22 

16 



8 
2 

12 

2 

2 

16 



Sec. 

A 
B 
B 
D 
B 
C 
C 
D 
B 
D 
D 
B 
D 
A 

A 
A 
C 
D 
B 
B 



B 



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1 
5 
6 

20 
1 
2 
3 

18 
3 
4 
1 
4 
8 
1 

21 

20 

1 

9 

8 

12 



19 



3-4 

1-12 
1-12 

1-8 
1-10 
9-12 
9-12 

1-4 

1-8 
1-12 
1-10 

5-6 
1-10 

1-2 

1-2 
1-2 
1-12 
1-10 
3-12 
3-12 



1-2 



A 


18 


1-2 


B 


7 


1-12 


A 


4 


1-2 


A 


11 


7-12 


B 


14 


7-12 


B 


15 


3-12 


B 


9 


1-12 


B 


10 


1-6 


A 


17 


5-12 


D 


5 


1-10 


D 


6 


1-10 


B 


18 


3-12 


D 


5 


11-12 


B 


20 


1-12 


B 


21 


1-10 


A 


6 


5-12 


A 


7 


5-12 


A 


20 


5-12 


D 


13 


1-2 


D 


14 


1-12 


D 


15 


9-10 


A 


11 


5-6 


A 


7 


1-4 


A 


8 


1-12 



B 



7-12 



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Concordat 


Delegates 


Sec. 


Row 


Seats 


Concordat 


Delegates 


Sec. 


Row 


Seats 


Northwest Phil- 










Sweden 


2 


B 


12 


1-2 


ippines 


2 


D 


1 


11-12 


Switzerland/ 










Northwest Texas 


8 


C 


20 


1-8 


France 


2 


B 


19 


1-2 


Norway 


2 


A 


3 


1-2 


Tennessee 


10 


C 


4 


1-10 


Oklahoma 


20 


A 


20 


3-12 


Texas 


22 


C 


10 


1-12 






A 


21 


3-12 






C 


11 


3-12 


Oklahoma Indi- 










Troy 


8 


A 


14 


5-12 


an Missionary 


2 


C 


16 


11-12 


Virginia 


32 


C 


13 


1-12 


Oregon-Idaho 


8 


B 


17 


5-12 






C 


14 


1-12 


Pacific North- 














C 


15 


5-12 


west 


10 


A 


19 


3-12 


West Michigan 


10 


B 


19 


3-12 


Peninsula 


8 


A 


3 


5-12 


West Middle 










Philippines 


2 


B 


2 


11-12 


Philippines 


2 


D 


8 


11-12 


Poland 


2 


C 


4 


11-12 


West Ohio 


32 


D 


16 


1-12 


Puerto Rico 


2 


A 


5 


1-2 






D 


17 


1-12 


Red Bird Mis- 














D 


18 


5-12 


sionary 


2 


C 


9 


11-12 


West Virginia 


16 


B 


10 


7-12 


Rio Grande 


2 


B 


11 


1-2 






B 


11 


3-12 


Rocky Mountain 


10 


D 


3 


1-10 


West Zaire 


2 


B 


18 


1-2 


Sierra Leone 


2 


A 


6 


3-4 


Western Angola 


2 


B 


17 


1-2 


South Carolina 


22 


D 


12 


1-12 


Western New 














D 


13 


3-12 


York 


8 


D 


15 


1-8 


South Dakota 


2 


C 


11 


1-2 


Western North 










South Georgia 


14 


C 


15 


1-4 


Carolina 


28 


A 


15 


1-12 






C 


16 


1-10 






A 


16 


1-12 


South Indiana 


16 


C 
C 


2 
3 


1-8 
1-8 


Western Penn- 




A 


17 


1-4 


Southern Illinois 


6 


B 


2 


1-6 


sylvania 


22 


C 


18 


1-12 


Southern New 














C 


19 


3-12 


England 


10 


C 


12 


1-10 


Wisconsin 


14 


c 


20 


9-12 


Southern New 














c 


21 


3-12 


Jersey 


10 


A 


18 


3-12 


Wyoming 


6 


D 


19 


1-6 


Southern Zaire 


6 


D 


19 


7-12 


Yellowstone 


2 


D 


15 


11-12 


Southwest Phil- 










Yugoslavia Pro- 










ippines Provi- 










visional 


2 


D 


20 


9-10 


sional 


2 


D 


20 


11-12 


Zimbabwe 


2 


A 


6 


1-2 


Southwest Texas 


12 


C 


17 


1-12 












Affiliated Autonomous Methodist and 




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United Churches 






Church 


No. 
Delegates 


Sec. 


Row 


Seats 




No. 








United Protes- 










Church 


Delegates 


Sec. 


Row 


Seats 


tant Church in 










The Methodist 










Belgium 


2 


D 


21 


8-9 



Church in Ar- 
gentina 

The Methodist 
Church of the 
Union of Burma 
The Methodist 
Church in Cuba 
The Methodist 
Church in India 
The Korean 
Methodist 
Church 

The Methodist 
Church in Ma- 
laysia 

The Methodist 
Church in Singa- 
pore 



B 



D 



22 



5-6 



21 


1-2 


22 


11-12 


21 


3-5 


22 


8-10 


21 


6-7 


21 


10-11 



General Secretaries 



Agency General Secretary 

GBCS W. Astor Kirk 

GBHM Roger W. Ireson 

GBOD Ezra Earl Jones 

GBPB Robert K. Feaster 

GBPN James F. Parker 

GCCU Robert W. Huston 

GCFA Clifford Broke 

GCOM C. David Lundquist 

GCRR Barbara R. Thompson 

GCSW Kiyoko Kasai Fujiu 

GCSW Geneva Harton-Dalton 

GCSW Nancy Grissom Self 

UCOM Roger L. Burgess 



Sec. 


Row 


Seats 


B 


22 


7 


B 


22 


8 


B 


22 


9 


B 


22 


10 


B 


22 


11 


B 


22 


12 


C 


22 


1 


C 


22 


2 


C 


22 


3 


C 


22 


4 


C 


22 


5 


C 


22 


6 


C 


22 


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Bishops 


100 


Radio Recording 


117 


Biahops' Spouaea 


126 


Reference Committee 


122 


Choir Kobing 


Exhibit HaU B 


Registrar 


111 


Commiasion on Central Conference Affairs 


126 


Registration and Information 


Lobby 


CommiMion on the General Conference 


116 


Resource Literature Center 


Exhibit Hall A 


Conunujiications 


132 


Secretary, General Conference 


122 


Conferences— Legislative Committee 


124 


Secretarial Staff 


121 


Correlation and Editorial Review 


119 


Tellers 


Exhibit Hall C 


Credentials 


113 


Video Production 


Dressing Rooms A & B 


Daily Christian Advocate 


127 






Daily Christian Advocate Sales 


Exhibit Hall A 


Second Floor 




Delegate Lounge 


Exhibit Hall A 


Agenda Committee 


254 


First Aid 


lu 


Calendar Committee 


263 


Food Service 


Exhibit HaU A 


Church and Society — Legislative Committee 


276 


General Administration — 




Committee on Courtesies & Privileges 


252 


Legislative Committee 


123 


Independent Commissions/Judicial 




Higher Education/Chaplaincy — 




Adminsitration — Legislative Committee 


264 


Legislative Committee 


120 


Committee on Presiding Offices 


258 


Information, Message Center, 




Discipleehip — Legislative Committee 


274 


Lost and Found 


Lobby 


Faith and Mission — Legislative Committee 


263,267 


Local Church— Legislative Committee 


130 


Financial Administration — 






116 


Legislative Committee 


275 


Marshals and Pages 


Exhibit Hall C 


General Agencies 


273 


Newscope 


110 


General Council on Finance and Administration 


271 


Ordained/Diaconal Ministry 




Global Ministries — Legislative Committee 


261,262,265.266 


Legislative Committee 


131 


Judicial Council 


250 


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Prayer Room 


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Standing Administrative Committees 

Committee on Correlation and Editorial 
Revision 



1. Naomi G. Bartle, 2410 12th St. No., Fargo, ND 58102 

2. Gladys M. Fitts, 4209 Sneed Ave., Nashville, TN 37215 

3. Bruce E. Krause, Rt. 5, Box 223, Palestine, TX 75001 

4. C. Leonard Miller, 601 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 
45406 

Committee on Agenda 

1. W. E. Arnold 

2. John E. Sevan 

3. Heinz Paul Fischer 

4. James M. Lawson Jr. 

5. Dorothy Luckert 

6. Thomas B. Stockton 

7. Chair Calendar Committee 

8. Chair Program Committee 

Committee on Calendar 

1. Carol Roettmer Brewer 

2. Nancy Fowlkes 

3. William R. Jennings 

4. Jane Schairer 

5. Glenda C. Thomas 

Committee on Courtesies and Privileges 

1. Ralph K. Bates 

2. Jeff Bross 

3. Phyllis S. Ferguson 

4. Fidel M. Ferrer 

5. Zan W. Holmes Jr. 

6. S. Clifton Ives 

Committee on Credentials 

1. Judy Brummet 

2. Bruce D. Fisher 

3. James S. Gadsden 

4. Basil H. Lorch Jr. 

5. Tal Oden 



5. Earl W. Riddle, 465 N. W. 95th Ave., Portland, OR 97229 
Book Editor Ronald P. Patterson 

Committee on Journal 

1. Patricia Bigler 

2. Jamima P. DeMarcus 

3. Edward W. Paup 

Committee on Presiding Officers 

1. Richard W. Cain 

2. Sue Davidson 

3. Claude A. Edmonds 

4. Donald L. Hayashi 

5. Earl D. McAdams 

6. Ashema Dive Mukandu 

7. J. Allen Norris Jr. 

8. Bruce R. Ough 

9. Lois M. Runk 

10. Harry Schneidereit 

11. James M. Walker 

12. Charles W. Williams 

Committee on Reference 

1. Ada F. M. Bailor 

2. B. F. Carroll 

3. E. Robert Dickerson III 

4. John L. Francis 

5. C. Wilbourne Hancock 

6. William Hemphill 

7. Clelia D. Hendrix 

8. Joel E. Huffman 

9. Cathy Lashford 

10. Ernest S. Lyght 

11. A. Fritz Mutti 

12. William B. Oden 

13. Thomas Queen 

14. Mary Ann Swenson 

15. Ray Wagner 

16. Afumba Wanja 



Organization of Standing Administrative Committees 



Time 



Committee 



Convenor 
Saturday, January 23, 1988 

9:30 a.m. Cor./Ed. Revision Ernest W. Newman 

Sunday, April 24, 1988 
3:00 p.m. Reference Faith Richardson 

Monday, April 25, 1988 
3:00 p.m. Calendar Faith Richardson 

4:00 p.m. Agenda Faith Richardson 

Tuesday, April 26, 1988 
9:30 a.m. Court./Privileges Kenneth W. Hicks 
9:30 a.m. Credentials Leontine T. Kelly 

9:30 a.m. Journal David J. Lawson 

9:30 a.m. Presiding Officers Robert M. Blackburn 



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Dorothy Jordan Room 122 



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Sixty tellers, divided into two groups of thirty, plus 
reserves, are appointed by the Secretary of the General 
Conference. 

Should a regular teller be elected an ofEcer of a General 



Conference administrative or legislative committee, the 
reserve teller immediately takes that person's place and a new 
reserve is naimed. 



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Rows 


5-6-7-8 


Rows 


9-10-11 


Rows 12-13-14-15 


Rows 


16-17-18 


Rows 


19-20-21 



Tellers — Group I 

Chief Teller: Jonah Chang (California-Nevada) 

Section A 

Section Captain: Betty P. Ricards (Southern New Jersey) 

Reser\'e Section Captain: Dale Waymire (Oklahoma) 

Regular Tellers Reser^-e Tellers 

Lloyd S. Saatjian (CA-Pacific) Wanda H. Eichler (Detroit) 

Finees Flores (No. Illinois) P. Robin Smith (No. Indiana) 

Blair Simon (Eastern PA) William F. Appleby (No. Miss.) 

Ruth A. Harlow (Troy) Ressie Mae Bass (Florida) 

Joetta Rinehart (W. No. Car.) Charles E. Ramsay iNo. Ark.) 

Helen F. Taylor (Oklahoma) Phyllis Ferguson (Pacific NW) 



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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 


10-11-12 


Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 1-2-3-4 
Rows 5-6-7-8 
Rows 9-10-11 
Rows 12-13-14-15 
Rows 16-17-18 
Rows 19-20-21 



Section B 

Section Captain: Elsie J. Crickard (Kansas West) 
Reserve Section Captain: Loretta Young (West Virginia) 

Regular Tellers Reserve Tellers 

John Miles (Little Rock) Rosemary Wass (Gr. Britain) 

Donald G. Sapp (Desert SW) K. June Goldman (Iowa) 

John Martin (Missouri East) Richard D. Turner (Nebraska) 

Mollie Stewart (No. Alabama) G. Hubert Neth (Missouri West) 

John E. Carrington (New York) G. Jackson Miller (Central PA) 

Patricia Jelinek (NC NY) Donna H. Boe (Oregon-Idaho) 

Olga Tafolla (West Michigan) Carolyn Morris (No. Georgia) 



Section Captain: 
Reserve Section Captain: 
Regular Tellers 
Charles Dundas (Minnesota) 
Dietra G. Ford (Baltimore) 
Ruth Palmer (Texas) 
Joseph Roberson (So. Georgia) 
Joseph A. McMahon (Western PA) 
Mary Council- Austin (Wis.) 



Section C 

Betty WTiitehurst (Virginia) 
Carolyn M. Marshall (South Indiana) 

Reserve Tellers 
Jerry Mayo (Tennessee ) 
John N. Howard (Holston) 
Howard Daughenbaugh (C 111.) 
David E. Zimmerman (Virginia) 
Betty Hixson (SW Texas) 
Dorothy Walker (Western PA) 



Section Captain 
Reserve Section Captain: 
Regular Tellers 
Rows 1-2-3-4 Foy Campbell (AL-W FL) 

Rows 5-6-7-8 Ruth E. Harper (No. Carolina) 

Rows 9-10-11 Willard Leggett (Mississippi) 

Rows 12-13-14 Rhett Jackson (South Carolina) 
Rows 15-16-17 Thelma Johnson (West Ohio) 
Rows 18-19-20 Norman E. Dewire (West Ohio) 



Section D 

John T. Porter (Louisiana) 

Darlene Montgomery (Kansas East) 

Reserve Tellers 
Rodney Anderson (Rocky Mt.) 
Ruth Huber-Rohlfs (Cen. Texas) 
Betty Clymer (East Ohio) 
William Crouch (North Texas) 
Carl C. Ling (West Ohio) 
Dyesse NTiulu (Southern Zaire) 



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1. Yellow cards to mark Yes or No. 

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Tellers 



The Tellers are under the supervision of the Parliamentary 
Assistant of the Secretarial Support Staff. Training meeting 



for Chief Tellers and Section Captains, and their reserves, at 
9:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 1988, Room 270. 



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Rows 5-6-7-8 
Rows 9-10-11 
Rows 12-13-14-15 
Rows 16-17-18 
Rows 19-20-21 



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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 


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Rows 1-2-3-4 

Rows 5-6-7-8 

Rows 9-10-11 
Rows 12-13-14-15 
Rows 16-17-18 
Rows 19-20-21 



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5-6-7-8 

9-10-11 

12-13-14 

15-16-17 

18-19-20 



TeUers— Group II 

Chief Teller: Judith G. Gebhart (West Ohio) 

Section A 

Section Captain: Steve Nailor (Northern Illinois) 

Reserve Section Captain: Bradford Dinsmore (Florida) 

Regular Tellers Reserve Tellers 

John Buxton (Detroit) Virginia Clendaniel (Pen.) 

Sheldon Duecker (No. Indiana) Patti Coots (CA-Pacific) 

Faustina Lucero (New Mexico) Claude A. Edmonds (E PA) 

Barbara B. Wilcox (Florida) Debbie Lewis Fox (W. No. Car.) 

Carl W. Halvorsen (So. NJ) Claude Young (W. No. Ceirolina) 

Edward T. Iwamoto (Pacific NW) Rosalie J. Lawson (Oklahoma) 

Section B 

Section Captain: Paul M. Gauntt (North Alabama) 

Reserve Section Captain: Bob R. Martin (North Georgia) 

Regular Tellers Reserve Tellers 

Mary Renfi-o (So. Illinois) Juanita Gillespie (Kansas W) 

Frank A. Nichols (Iowa) Betty Jane Young (No. NJ) 

John Lux (Nebraska) Neil L. Stein (Missouri East) 

Ralph Scott (Missouri West) Ronald McCauley (West VA) 

Donald H. Treese (Central PA) Nora Q. Boots (New York) 

Anne Chin (CA-NV) Grady Knowles (CA-Nevada) 

Msirie W. Gopher (No. Georgia) Clifton Bullock (W Michigan) 

Section C 

Section Captain: L. Carroll YingUng (Baltimore) 

Reserve Section Captain: Kathi Austin Mahle (Minnesota) 

Regular Tellers Reserve Tellers 

Gregory McGarvey (So. Ind.) Alice Litton (Kentucky) 

Lillian K. Bondurant (Holston) Kay Barger (Baltimore) 

Winona Bollinger (C Illinois) Charles W. Williams (Texas) 

Dight Grain (Southern NE) Eugene Woolridge (Virginia) 

Prenza L. Woods (SW Texas) Bill Hatcher (So. Georgia) 

Charles D. Whittle (NW Texas) John Hanson Wisconsin) 

Section D 

Section Captain: James S. Gadsden (South Carolina) 

Reserve Section Captain: Deanna M. Bleyle (Rocky Mountain) 

Regular Tellers Reserve Tellers 

John D. Minton (Louisville) Sara S. Fugler (Louisiana) 

Paul F. Blankenship (Memphis) Robert L. Mangum (No. Car.) 

Gregory V. Palmer (East Ohio) Alice Emanuel (Mississippi) 

Sharon Adair (North Texas) Delos Corderman (So. Carolina) 

Rebecca Dolch (Western NY) Lois Runk (West Ohio) 

Martha J. Grisby (Liberia) Charles Gommer Jr. (Wyoming) 



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Organization of Tiegislative Committees 




Committee 


Convenor 
Monday, April 25, 1988, 10:30 a.m. 


Temp. Secretary 


Room 


Central Conference Affairs 


Emerito Nacpil 
Tuesday, April 1988, 4:30 p.m. 


Jean Hanson 


126 


Church and Society 


Ben R. Oliphint 


Thelma Boeder 


276 


Conferences 


William B. Grove 


Yoshiro Befu 


124 


Discipleship 


C. D. McConnell 


John Brawn 


274 


Faith and Mission 


R. Kern Eutsler 


Merrill Drennan 


267 


Financial Administration 


James S. Thomas 


John Schreiber 


275 


General Administration 


Paul Granadosin 


Penny Eberhart 


123 


Global Ministries 


Forrest C. Stith 


Hector Grant 


261 


Higher Education^ Chaplaincy 


John W. Russell 


Dorothy Jordan 


120 


Independent Commissions/Judicial 


Roy I. Sano 


Hea Sun Kim 


264 


Local Church 


Woodie W. White 


Yolanda Pupo-Ortiz 


130 


Ordained and Diaconal Ministry 


Roy C. Clark 


C. D. White Jr. 


131 



Membership of Legislative Committees 
for the 1988 General Conference 
of The United Methodist Church 

For each group's specific assignments, see Advance Edition B, Plan of Organization VII.B and C 

Commission on Central Conference Affairs 



Members 

1. Ade, Hans 

2. Antonia, Wladar 

3. Batiste, Harold E. Jr. 

4. Borgen, Ole E. 

5. Boulton, Edwin C. 

6. David, Anna 

7. Demmler, Gunter 

8. Dixon, Ernest T. Jr. 

9. Downie, Gerald 

10. Farris, Patricia Ellen 

11. Forsman, Don L. 

12. Galvan, Elias G. 

13. Goodgame, Gordon C. 

14. Grisby, Martha J. 

15. Gutierrez, Benjamin R. 

16. Hearn, J. Woodrow 

17. Hemphill, William 

18. Humper, Joseph C. 

19. Katembo, Kainda 

20. Kuczma, Jolanta 



Members 



21. Kulah, Arthur F. 

22. Lucas, Aubrey G. 

23. Marguardt, Manfred 

24. Minnick, C. P. Jr. 

25. Minor, RUdiger R. 

26. Nacpil, Emerito P. 

27. Neese, Betty 

28. Nicolas, Efraim C. 

29. Nichols, Frank A. 

30. Pino, Rene 

31. Schdfer, Franz W. 

32. Schneidereit, Harry 

33. Skeete, F. Herbert 

34. Soderstrom, Gosta 

35. Stegall, Karl K. 

36. Sticher, Hermann L. 

37. Vicente, Manuel 

38. Ward, Amy Green 

39. Wembalunge, Okitokenge 



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Church and Society 

Place of meeting: Room 276 



Members Conferences 

1. Adkins, Leon M. Jr Troy 

2. Agyapas, Bienvenido SW Philippines 

3. Allred, G. Howard W. No. Carolina 

4. Archer, John W Memphis 

5. Bailor, Ada F. M Sierra Leone 

6. Barrett, Nelda Central Texas 

7. Black, Wanda J North Alabama 

8. Boe, Donna H Oregon-Idaho 

9. Bonilla, Victor Puerto Rico 

10. Brandenburg, Arthur L Eastern PA 

11. Bretsch, Ronald North Central NY 

12. Brubaker, Ellen West Michigan 

13. Butler, Naomi I West Virginia 

14. Carver, Donald L Iowa 

15. Commander, Richard T No. Carolina 

16. Coppedge, Helen Rhea South Georgia 

17. Crump, Edward L Tennessee 

18. Day K. Wayne Texas 

19. Dillard, Kay B No. Ilhnois 

20. Dixon, J. D Louisville 

21. Dorsey, Frank L Kansas East 

22. Dundas, Charles Minnesota 

23. Dungy, Robert E North Indiana 

24. Eidson, Ryan K North Carolina 

25. Emanuel, Alice Mississippi 

26. Fenstermacher, Anita North Indiana 

27. Fischer, Heinz Paul German South 

28. Forsman, Don L New Mexico 

29. Fugler, Sara S Louisiana 

30. Goldman, June Iowa 

31. Good, JeffL West Ohio 

32. Gordon, Prentiss M No. Mississippi 

33. Goto, Thomas Oklahoma 

34. Gray, Vievienne Texas 

35. Grisby, Martha J Liberia 

36. Grudebom, Lars-Owe Sweden 

37. Harms, Avenell R Kansas West 

38. Harper, Charles North Texas 

39. Harper, Pat Callbeck Yellowstone 

40. Harris- Winston, Euba North Arkansas 

41. Heacock, Jack D SW Texas 

42. Hemphill, William Peninsula 

43. Higgins, Walter M Pacific NW 

44. Howie, Bill F W. No. Carolina 

45. Hunter, James E. HI. So. Carolina 

46. Johnson, Charles A. H. Baltimore 

47. Johnson, Hobart B East Ohio 

48. Kilpatrick, Joe W North Georgia 

49. King, James W. Sr Baltimore 

50. Kirkwood, William New York 



Members Conferences 

51. Lawson, James M. Sr CA-Pacific 

52. LeSuer, Arlene East Ohio 

53. Looney, Richard C Holston 

54. Loyd, Marilynn Little Rock 

55. Lyght, Ernest S No. New Jersey 

56. Marsh, Shirley Nebraska 

57. Masih, Igbal India 

58. Mason, John A West Virginia 

59. Messer, Donald E Rocky Mountain 

60. Moxley, Jody Parks Florida 

61. Mufino, Muteb Southern Zaire 

62. Murphy, Sandra L So. New Jersey 

63. Niles, Pauline Missoui East 

64. Nixon, Harold NW Texas 

65. Parker, Richard S New York 

66. Perry, Joy Virginia 

67. Poll, Lothar Austria 

68. Renfro, Mary So. Illinois 

69. Rish, Billy Joe AL-West Florida 

70. Robinson, Joyce Southern NE 

71. Roughton, William Wesley Florida 

72. Sablan, Ann L South Indiana 

73. Sample, Tex S Missouri West 

74. Seamands, David A Kentucky 

75. Seifert, Lois CA-Pacific 

76. Shingler, Sara So. Carolina 

77. Simon, Blair Eastern PA 

78. Slutz, Leonard West Ohio 

79. Sprague, C. Joseph West Ohio 

80. Stanton, Joyce B Detroit 

81. Tate, Godfrey L. Jr Virginia 

82. Taylor, Helen G Oklahoma 

83. Thomas, John J South Indiana 

84. Thompson, James N North Georgia 

85. Trajkovski, Boris Yogoslavia 

86. Truitt, Richard Wisconsin 

87. TuUoch, Julie Western PA 

88. Valera, Alejandrino NW Philippines 

89. Wagner, Ray North Dakota 

90. Walker, Dorsey H. North Alabama 

91. Walker, Russell CA-NV 

92. Ward, Robert Paul Detroit 

93. Webb, Thomas C Central PA 

94. Weir, Delight Central Illinois 

95. Wilcox, Barbara B Florida 

96. Wilcox, Margaret H Holston 

97. Woodland J. Philip Louisiana 

98. Wright, J. Howard Western PA 

99. Wyss, Christoph Switzerland/France 

100. Zunguze, Alfiado Mozambique 



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Conferences 



Place of meeting: Room 124 

Members Conferences 

1. Abrams, L. George Pacific NW 

2. Ackerson, Merlin J Iowa 

3. Adair, Sharon North Texas 

4. Adams, Thomas B Missouri East 

5. Archibald, Julius A Troy 

6. Armentrout, John W West Ohio 

7. Bailey, Wesley W. No. Carolina 

8. Barto, Reta T Eastern PA 

9. Baumgardner, Robert NW Texas 

10. Beppler, W. Ronald So. New Jersey 

11. Bethea, Joseph B No. Carolina 

12. Blessing, Roy West Virginia 

13. Bolinger, Winona Central Illinois 

14. Bond, R. H Memphis 

15. Bondurant, Lillian K Holston 

16. Bray, Jerry G. Jr Virginia 

17. BulUngton, J. H. AL-West Florida 

18. Cade, Ruth L No. Carolina 

19. Campbell, Foy AL-West Florida 

20. Carpenter, Robert B. Jr Virginia 

21. Casey, Robert T Virginia 

22. Chattin, Terri Roe Baltimore 

23. Clymer, Betty East Ohio 

24. Constantine, Leo No. Illinois 

25. Cox, Ray Jr South Georgia 

26. Crain, Dight Southern NE 

27. Crist, Dollie Watkins Florida 

28. Dell, Roosevelt Jr Florida 

29. Dewire, Norman E West Ohio 

30. Dolch, Rebecca W Western NY 

31. Dye, Judy Nebraska 

32. Ferree, James W W. No. Carolina 

33. Fooshee, Dale L Kansas East 

34. Garrett, Peggy M North Indiana 

35. Gentry, James E South Indiana 

36. George, L. Mark East Ohio 

37. Gordon, A. Earl North Alabama 

38. Green, William E Western PA 

39. Ham rick, Leon C North Alabama 

40. Hicks, Granville A So. Carolina 

41. Howard, John N Holston 



Members Conferences 

42. Hurtt, Jane West Ohio 

43. Jackson, Tom H North Georgia 

44. Jantz, Barbara Oklahoma 

45. Jarvis, Patricia A West Virginia 

46. Johnson, Mary Texas 

47. Jordan, Bert Mississippi 

48. Kent, Harry R South Georgia 

49. Key, William R South Georgia 

50. Knecht, David F North Dakota 

51. Kohlhepp, Glenn B Western PA 

52. Lawrence, Audrey Oregon-Idaho 

53. Locher, Donald R CA-Pacific 

54. Lorch, Basil H. Jr South Indiana 

55. Lundgren, Monica Finland-Swedish 

56. Mahon, Eldon Central Texas 

57. Martz, Phyllis Detroit 

58. Miller, Maynard L Minnesota 

59. Mukandu, Ashema Dive Central Zaire 

60. Mutti, A. Fritz Missouri West 

61. Mwanabute, Nkulu Dyesse So. Zaire 

62. Nailor, Steve No. Illinois 

63. Neese, Betty North Central NY 

64. Nestler, Frank H. Central Illinois 

65. Phoenix, Sybil Great Britain 

66. Plummer, Kenneth H Central PA 

67. Poole, James M Louisiana 

68. Ramos, Norberto Middle Philippines 

69. Roberts, Leigh Wisconsin 

70. Rodriguez, Joy New York 

71. Sayres, Marian Iowa 

72. Stapleton, J. Gordon Peninsula 

73. Sullins, Robert Tennessee 

74. Thomas, Glenda C CA-NV 

75. Thompson, Becky OK Indian 

76. Tichenor, Lisa SW Texas 

77. TiUle, Omer G Kansas West 

78. Vicente, Manuel Western Angola 

79. Waters, Bob E Texas 

80. Watson, Keith E Rocky Mountain 

81. Williamson, Randall North Georgia 

82. Zabel, Nancy H Baltimore 



Standing Legislative Committee (3) 
Discipleship 

Place of meeting: Room 274 



Members Conferences 

1. Adams, Don West Ohio 

2. Armstrong, Charles R South Indiana 

3. Arnold W. E North Arkansas 

4. Ash, John L. HI. Mississippi 

5. Bates, Ralph K North Alabama 

6. Batiste, Harold E. Jr SW Texas 

7. Bevins, C. Rex Nebraska 

8. Biederman, Mark Minnesota 



Members Conferences 

9. Biggs, Mouzon Sr Texas 

10. Bigler, Patricia Western NY 

11. Bond, Jan Missouri West 

12. Bond, W. Kendall New Mexico 

13. Bosomworth, E. L So. Illinois 

14. Branton, L. Ray Louisiana 

15. Brazelton, David L Florida 

16. Bross, Jeff. Wisconsin 



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Members Conferences 

17. Burrous, Kermit North Indiana 

18. Canon, Ralph A So. Carolina 

19. Carter, R. Fletcher So. Carolina 

20. Case, Riley B North Indiana 

21. Chaney, David E No. Illinois 

22. Chappell, Wallace E North Texas 

23. Cloyd, Betty Tennessee 

24. Corley, Cynthia A Virginia 

25. Daughtery, V. L. Jr South Georgia 

26. Deel, William S West Virginia 

27. De Pano, Ulpiano Philippines 

28. Dillard, Robert L North Texas 

29. Dinsmore, A. Bradford Florida 

30. Duncan, Edward L Detroit 

31. Ebinger, Warren R Baltimore 

32. Edmonds, Claude A Eastern PA 

33. Ellis, Edwin L Peninsula 

34. Els, Albrecht German Southwest 

35. Emswiler, Sharon Neufer Cent. 111. 

36. Ewing, John L So. New Jersey 

37. Fenner, Donald D Wisconsin 

38. Fisher, Bruce D Central PA 

39. Flinn, Thomas W Baltimore 

40. Fox, Debbie Lewis W. No. Carolina 

41. Gordon, Cecile North Central NY 

42. Gray, Eileen Western PA 

43. Hagy, Arthur F. Jr Troy 

44. Hail, Phyllis Kentucky 

45. Hamilton, Tom W Florida 

46. Hammer, Joy CA-NV 

47. Hatcher, Bill South Georgia 

48. Hiehle, Carla West Ohio 

49. Hodges, Betty J North Georgia 

50. Holsinger, James W. Jr Virginia 

51. Jacobs, Althea Caribbean 

52. Johnston, Paula Rocky Mountain 

53. Jones, Chuck CA-Pacific 

54. Jones, Jon W Kansas West 

55. Joyner F. Belton Jr No. Carolina 

56. Kawashima, Hope New York 

57. Kessler, Greg Eastern PA 

58. Kirk, R. L NW Texas 

59. Korgemagi, Raivo Estonia 

60. Lashford, Cathy Wyoming 

61. Laycock, Evelyn Holston 

62. Ling, Carl C West Ohio 

63. Magaw, James E East Ohio 



Members Conferences 

64. Mahle, Kathi Austin Minnesota 

65. Maldc, Vlastislav Czechoslovakia 

66. Mallonee, Thomas L. W No. Carolina 

67. Marcellus, C. H. Jr W. No. Carolina 

68. Marchbanks, Paul Y Holston 

69. Martfnez, Samuel G Rio Grande 

70. Mathison, John Ed AL-West Florida 

71. Mattox, Quinn No. Mississippi 

72. Miles, John P Little Rock 

73. Millard, M. Kent South Dakota 

74. Miller, G. Jackson Central PA 

75. Moore, Kathryn Iowa 

76. Mustonen, Antti Finland-Finnish 

77. Mutomb'u, Kayija Southern Zaire 

78. Nelson, Betty J Kansas East 

79. Olin, Nathan East Ohio 

80. Olson, Harriett Jane No. New Jersey 

81. Onema, Ekoko Central Zaire 

82. Ough, Bruce R Iowa 

83. Owen, Raymond H. Okalahoma 

84. Pakianathan, S. W Malaysia 

85. Pdrnamets, Olav Estonia 

86. Petreski, Kitan Yugoslavia 

87. Pike, Don Central Texas 

88. Pino, Ren6 Oregon-Idaho 

89. Riskedal, Kenneth No. Illinois 

90. Sapp, Donald G Desert Southwest 

91. Schairer, Jane Detroit 

92. Sheets, Herchel H. North Georgia 

93. Sherer, Ann Texas 

94. Simmons, Charles R CA-Pacific 

95. Soderstrom, Gosta Finland-Swedish 

96. Spencer, Jack E Western PA 

97. Stewart, Mollie M North Alabama 

98. Summerour, Wm. Franklin Pacific NW 

99. Sweet, Elizabeth Southern NE 

100. Sykes, Roslyn K Missouri East 

101. Thomas, Wallace E Louisville 

102. Todd, Charles E South Indiana 

103. Waymire, Dale Oklahoma 

104. Wendell, Ernest J No. Carolina 

105. Whitehurst, Betty Virginia 

106. Wilson, Earl Jr Memphis 

107. Wilson, J. Lavon Central Illinois 

108. Wiltse, David West Michigan 

109. Wise, Keith B Alaska 



Standing Legislative Committee (4) 
Faith and Mission 



Place of meeting: Room 263-267 



Members Conferences Member 

1. Albertson, Robert G Pacific NW 7. 

2. Alguire, Frances M No. Illinois 8. 

3. Anderson, Carolyn East Ohio 9. 

4. Arnold, Tracy R Louisiana 10. 

5. Baker, Sandra W Virginia 11. 

6. Barnett, Vemie T Cent. Illinois 12. 



Conference 



Beck, Brian E Great Britain 

Bethea, Mary E W. No. Carolina 

Blackstone, Barbara Western PA 

Bowersox, Ronald E Central PA 

Brewer, Daniel S Liberia 

Brittingham, Dolly Peninsula 



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Members Conferences 

13. Burrous, Anita J North Indiana 

14. Carder, Kenneth L Holston 

15. Chang, Jonah CA-NV 

16. Chinish, Mutombu Southern Zaire 

17. Cleveland, J. Fay Western NY 

18. Cook, Polly L Florida 

19. Cotton, William D Iowa 

20. Dickerson, Robert AL-West Florida 

21. Duecker, R. Sheldon North Indiana 

22. Dunbar, Scott D North Georgia 

23. Dunnam, Spurgeon M. III. North Texas 

24. Ebinger, Mary R Baltimore 

25. Eichler, Wanda H Detroit 

26. Elmore, Sidney Joe North Alabama 

27. Engler, Doris J West Ohio 

28. Ferrer, Fidel Northern Philippines 

29. Finn, Betty CA-Pacific 

30. Fowlkes, Nancy New York 

31. Harper, Ruth E No. Carolina 

32. Hinson, William H. Texas 

33. Holland, Ginger No. Mississippi 

34. Huber-Rohlfs, Ruth Central Texas 

35. Iwig, James H. Kansas West 

36. Jackson, Rhett So. Carolina 

37. Jones, Hughey L West Ohio 

38. Kammerer, Charlene P Florida 

39. King, Jean Wisconsin 

40. Krueger, Delton Minnesota 

41. Kuehle, Harold D Missouri East 

42. Langford, Thomas W. No. Carolina 

43. Logan, James C Virginia 

44. Lowry, Hobby No. Carolina 

45. Luckert, Dorothy So. Illinois 

46. Marquardt, Manfred German NW 

47. Mayfield, James L SW Texas 

48. Mayo, Jerry H. Tennessee 

49. McCaughey, Richard C No. Cent. NY 



Member Conference 

50. McCleskey, J. L W. No. Carolina 

51. Morris, Carolyn W North Georgia 

52. Mott, Stephen C Southern NE 

53. Mullette, William R Yellowstone 

54. Munden, C. Ebb Nebraska 

55. Myers, Charles L South Indiana 

56. Neth, G. Hubert Missouri West 

57. Nicholson, Anne D Eastern PA 

58. Nugent, Randolph W. Jr New York 

59. Nyberg, Charlotte Denmark 

60. Oden, Tal Oklahoma 

61. Olin, Judith A East Ohio 

62. Patterson, John D Western PA 

63. Paup, Edward W Rocky Mountain 

64. Peck, Ora B Memphis 

65. Peters, Rhoda Anne Louisville 

66. Quick, William K. Detroit 

67. Ravenhorst, Dorothy A Virginia 

68. Richardson, Arthur W Iowa 

69. Ridenour, Don Iowa 

70. Runk, Lois West Ohio 

71. Sayre, Charles A So. New Jersey 

72. Selleck, Richard A West Michigan 

73. Severe, David L Oklahoma 

74. Smith, W. Randolph Texas 

75. Sowers, Gary D Central PA 

76. Stillwell, Robert E So. Carolina 

77. Thomas, John Ed HI. Mississippi 

78. Trotter, Mark C CA-Pacific 

79. Velasco, Jose Jr NE Philippines 

80. Wandja, Afumba Central Zaire 

81. Waters, Dale C West Virginia 

82. Wogaman, J. Philip Baltimore 

83. Yawn, Eugenia South Georgia 

84. Young, Betty Jane No. New Jersey 

85. Yrigoyen, Charles Jr Eastern PA 

86. Zimmerman, Eugene M Florida 



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Financial Administration 



Place of meeting: Room 275 

Members Conferences 

1. Aguilar, Clifford B CA-Pacific 

2. Bauman, Larry A North Georgia 

3. Berry, Beverley Claire Florida 

4. Beverage, Bill North Alabama 

5. Biggs, Mouzon Jr Oklahoma 

6. Billingsley, Anita Virginia 

7. Blaising, Marcus J North Indiana 

8. Brand, Gene North Arkansas 

9. Butts, Harold AL-West Florida 

10. Buxton, John Detroit 

11. Campbell, Dennis M No. Carolina 

12. Carrington, John E New York 

13. Carroll, Mary B No. Carolina 

14. Conoway, Merle Dean No. Mississippi 

15. Corderman, Delos D So. Carolina 

16. Dolsen, David H Rocky Moimtain 

17. Duncan, Parker W. No. Carolina 



Member Conference 

18. Dunlap, G. Alan Nebraska 

19. Everhart, Janet S CA-NV 

20. Ewing, E. Keith Florida 

21. Gebhart, Judith West Ohio 

22. Gibson, Thomas Eastern PA 

23. Gilbert, Ronald W Oklahoma 

24. Girton, Bruce Iowa * 

25. Gray, Jon Missouri West 

26. Grile, Lester L North Indiana 

27. Groseclose, Alan D Holston 

28. Gutierrez, Benjamin NW Philippines 

29. Hale, Ralph E Little Rock 

30. Hand, Don SW Texas 

31. Hein, Robert W Louisville 

32. Hensley, Basil A West Virginia 

33. Holt, Hugh C North Georgia 

34. Hopkins, Carolyn J South Georgia 



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Member Conference 

35. Hora, Barbara Western NY 

36. Huffman, Joel E Desert Southwest 

37. Hunter, Harold G Kentucky 

38. Joiner, Donald J Western PA 

39. Jones, Donald Jay Central Illinois 

40. Kauls, Gloria H Minnesota 

41. Kelley, Sandra L. M Southern ME 

42. LaPoint, Donna CA-NV 

43. Lasher, William A Troy 

44. Lavery, Barbara Baltimore 

45. Lee, Clay F. Mississippi 

46. Lenox, Asbury Texas 

47. Letzler, Thomas East Ohio 

48. Liau, Nyuk Siong Singapore 

49. Lippse, Charles E Holston 

50. Lytle, John G. Ill No. New Jersey 

51. Martinez, Joel N Rio Grande 

52. McCabe, John S No. Illinois 

53. McCormack, James H. West Ohio 

54. McGarvey, Gregory South Indiana 

55. McReynolds, Russell F. Detroit 

56. Merrick, Tracy Western PA 

57. Mintum, Donald C Wyoming 

58. Murphy, Richard F So. CaroHna 

59. Mwasakatshiza, Tshinevwa So. Zaire 

60. Nave, Lester D Virginia 

61. Nichols, Frank A Iowa 



Member Conference 

62. Nikula, Juhani Finland-Finnish 

63. Oertel, R. David North Central NY 

64. Owens, Dale E Eastern PA 

65. Page, Conrad, M. Jr Central PA 

66. Palmer, Gregory V East Ohio 

67. Pennell, James T South Georgia 

68. Pevahouse, Joe N Memphis 

69. Porter, John T Louisiana 

70. Rentfro, John North Texas 

71. Rhonemus, Sharon A West Ohio 

72. Rinehart, Joetta F. W W. No. Carolina 

73. Rodriquez, Phyllis Wisconsin 

74. Scheer, Dennis H Kansas West 

75. Schenck, Carl L Kansas East 

76. Seckel, Carol A Oregon-Idaho 

77. Shashaguay, Bemeird West Michigan 

78. Shover, Donald R. Jr Central PA 

79. Smith, Kenneth E Central Texas 

80. Sofge, J. Tom Jr Florida 

81. Spain, Robert H. Tennessee 

82. Stevens, Robert W Pacific NW 

83. Swiggett, Ernest New York 

84. Waterfield, Jim B NW Texas 

85. Werlein, Ewing Jr Texas 

86. Woolridge, Eugene R Virginia 

87. Young, H. Claude Jr W. No. Carolina 

88. Zabel, Walter J Baltimore 



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Place of meeting: Room 123 

Members Conferences 

1. Anderson, James East Ohio 

2. Anderson, Rodney Rocky Mountain 

3. Appleby, William F No. Mississippi 

4. Arrington, H. Randolph Virginia 

5. Beal, Jim North Arkansas 

6. Boiling, Pat Louisiana 

7. Brewster, Jerry G Memphis 

8. Brought, Byron P Baltimore 

9. Brummet, Judy Desert Southwest 

10. Buchanan, John East Ohio 

11. Bullard, Mary Ellen AL-West Florida 

12. Bundy, Betty SW Texas 

13. Butler, Phyllis P Baltimore 

14. Byers, Shirley Troy 

15. Carroll, B. F Central Texas 

16. Chamberlain, Ray W Virginia 

17. Cherry, William T Eastern PA 

18. Chow, W. Jing West Ohio 

19. Christy J. H. Jr W. No. Carolina 

20. Clendaniel, Virginia Peninsula 

21. Cook, Shirley Detroit 

22. Council- Austin, Mary Wisconsin 

23. Crouch, William C North Texas 

24. Daniel, Christopher J. Iowa 

25. Davidson, Sue New Hampshire 

26. Dowell, Jean Minnesota 



Member Conference 

27. Eurey, Charles W W. No. Carolina 

28. Fannin, Robert E Florida 

29. Fernandez, Arturo CA-NV 

30. Garrison, Langdon Al-West Florida 

31. Goldschmidt, Victor North Indiana 

32. Goldsmith, Stanley I Virginia 

33. Goldson, Edsel D Pacific NW 

34. Gommer, Charles F. Jr Wyoming 

35. Gordon, Jinny Central Illinois 

36. Hagar, C. R Kentucky 

37. Hammer, Patricia CA-Pacific 

38. Haverstock, Zedna M Central PA 

39. Henderson, Mattie West Ohio 

40. Hoover, Shirley S Southern NE 

41. House, Jay W Central PA 

42. Howell, John No. Illinois 

43. Hundley, George R North Alabama 

44. Ishii, Takayuki New York 

45. Johns, Carol J Detroit 

46. Johnson, Charles L So. Carolina 

47. Kimbrough, Walter L North Georgia 

48. Kinda, Kasongo Southern Zaire 

49. Lawson, Rosalie Oklahoma 

50. Lux, John Nebraska 

51. Lux, William E Iowa 

52. Mann, Robert North Central NY 



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Members Conferences 

53. Manning, Ethel So. Carolina 

54. Manuel, Nathanael S Philippines 

55. McClure, Charles Central Texas 

56. McReynolds, Marvin D Kansas West 

57. Meyer, Lester A Oklahoma 

58. Morrison, Twick Mississippi 

59. Ndule, Ayuba A Muri 

60. Norris, J. Allen Jr No. Carolina 

61. Parchman, Russell C New Mexico 

62. Parris, W. Alton North Alabama 

63. Phillips, J. Taylor South Georgia 

64. Ponder, Reginald W No. Carolina 

65. Rader, Sharon West Michigan 

66. Richardson, Eleanor North Georgia 

67. Roberts, Rodell F Florida 

68. Roughface, Thomas OK Indian 



Member Conference 

69. Scahill, Thomas J Missouri West 

70. Scott, Jean B Missouri East 

71. Setterlund, Sue Wisconsin I 

72. Strickland, Don Texas 

73. Taylor, Mary Virginia Holston 

74. Tomera, Katherine A Oregon-Idaho J 

75. Turner-Lacy, Nathaniel W. Virginia ' 

76. VanStone, Jack N South Indiana 

77. Walker, Dorothy Western PA 

78. 'Weaver, Peter D Western PA 

79. Weller, William L So. New Jersey " 

80. Wilson, David B Little Rock 

81. Wilson, Joe Texas 

82. Woods, George C Louisville 

83. Wooten, Kenneth C W. No. Carolina 

84. ZoUer, Nancy Tennessee 



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Global Ministries 

Place of meeting: Room 261-262-265-266 



Members Conferences 

1. Abbott, Beverly J Maine 

2. Allen, David L Red Bird 

3. Avey, Sue West Ohio 

4. Beard, Jean J West Virginia 

5. Blanchard, Hubert M Louisiana 

6. Blankenship, Paul F. Memphis 

7. Bledsoe, Robert D Florida 

8. Boots, Nora Q New York 

9. Brooks, Philip B West Ohio 

10. Caldwell, Kirbyion Texas 

11. Carruth, Augusta South Georgia 

12. Carver, Phil Iowa 

13. Christopher, Sharon Brown Wisconsin 

14. Chun, May C CA-Pacific 

15. Clapp, Sylvia L W. No. Carolina 

16. Crocker, Hugh D Western PA 

17. Crosby, Lorena Western NY 

18. Crouch, Ernest Tennessee 

19. Daughenbaugh, Howard L Cent. El. 

20. David, Anna Denmark 

21. Day R. Randy New York 

22. DeMarcus, Jamima P W. No. Carolina 

23. Dew, William W. Jr CA-NV 

24. Dilgard, Charles West Ohio 

25. Dillard, F. Douglas Jr Virginia 

26. Dodson, E. Malone North Georgia 

27. Doe, D. Seah Liberia 

28. Drinkard, Caroline North Georgia 

29. Dude, Karleen Central Illinois 

30. Dwyer, Evelyn Virginia 

31. Earl, Helen Baltimore 

32. Edwards, Robert H So. Illinois 

33. Ernst, Sally Western PA 

34. Faris, Richard B Virginia 

35. Fish, Doris Little Rock 

36. Fraisse-Lheureux, Ruth Belgium 

37. Furio, V. Pete Jr North Alabama 



Member Conference 

38. Goodgame, Gordon C Holston 

39. Gunn, Neil Mississippi 

40. Gwinn, Alfred W. Jr Kentucky 

41. Hamilton, Hattie Eastern PA 

42. Hanks, Stanley G Minnesota 

43. Hanula, Lajon Hungary 

44. Hassinger, Susan W Eastern PA 

45. Hill, Judith C Central PA 

46. Hixson, Betty SW Texas 

47. Hoke, Sandra F No. Illinois 

48. Hollis, C. Waymon North Arkansas 

49. Hsu, Lao L CA-Pacific 

50. Hamper, Joseph C Sierra Leone 

51. Hunter, Ann E Florida 

52. Hutchinson, Charles .South Indiana 

53. James, Sadanand India 

54. Jeter, Charles Al-West Florida 

55. Jewell, Mary Jane Detroit 

56. Kail, Edward A Iowa 

57. Kincheloe, Beatrice G Holston 

58. King, W. Maurice East Ohio 

59. Kluck, Homer R Central Texas 

60. Knowles, Grady CA-NV 

61. Kuczma, Adam Poland 

62. Lawrence, William B Wyoming 

63. Link, Joanne M Central PA 

64. Long, Beth Anne Troy 

65. Magdowski, Axel German NW 

66. Mangum, Robert L No. Carolina 

67. Matherson, Thalia F North Texas 

68. McCauley, Ronald M West Virginia 

69. McConnell, Bruce E Oregon-Idaho 

70. Meadors, M. L. Jr So. Carolina 

71. Means, Barbara Texas 

72. Moncure, Rhymes H Missouri East 

73. Ndorimana, Bonaventure Burundi 

74. Nimibi, Kasongo North Shaba 



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Member Conference 

75. Omana, Luhaka West Zaire 

76. Onema, Menatu Wanya NE Zaire 

77. Ortiz, Victor Puerto Rico 

78. Pearce, Charles W Florida 

79. Prochdzka, Pavel Czechoslovakia 

80. Reskovac, Ann L Missouri West 

81. Richardson, Charles H. Oklahoma 

82. Salley, James So. Carolina 

83. Sanchez, Martha L Kansas West 

84. Santos, Harim Northern Philippines 

85. Saunders, Margaret R No. Carolina 

86. Schneidereit, Harry German DR 

87. Shettle, John T North Indiana 

88. Silk, Denny Nebraska 

89. Snyder, Robert D East Ohio 

90. Spear, James E North Central NY 

91. Stegall, Karl K Al-West Florida 

92. Stevens, W. R. Jr Desert SW 

93. Stockton, Wendell No. Mississippi 

94. Stumbo, John E Kansas East 

95. Sun, Peter Y. K. Baltimore 



Member Conference 

96. Swenson, Mary Ann Pacific NW 

97. TafoUa, Olga West Michigan 

98. Takamine, Connie J Rocky Mountain 

99. Talavera, Elias West Middle Phil. 

100. Trumble, Bette Nebraska 

101. Vanzant, Lucille Oklahoma 

102. Wahlstrom, LaRayne South Dakota 

103. Walton, Norma Jo Peninsula 

104. Wang, George T So. New Jersey 

105. Wass, Rosemary Great Britain 

106. Webster, Roy E. II. Louisville 

107. White, C. D. Jr W. No. Carolina 

108. White, David L. Jr South Indiana 

109. White, Leonard East Ohio 

110. White, Paul New Mexico 

111. Whittle, Charles D NW Texas 

112. Wiborg, Margaret Southern NE 

113. Williams, Margaret No. Illinois 

114. Wood, Arlene Alaska 

115. Woods, Prenza L SW Texas 



Standing Legislative Committee (8) 
Higher Education and Chaplaincy 

Place of meeting: Room 264 



Members Conferences 

1. Acey, Anne D Virginia 

2. Ade, Hans German Southwest 

3. Alexander, Betty M Tennessee 

4. Antonia, Wladar Hungary 

5. Armstrong, C. Wesley Liberia 

6. Barrett, John C Great Britain 

7. Benjamin, JoAnn Minnesota 

8. Bevan, John E Baltimore 

9. Bouknight, W. R. Ill So. Carolina 

10. Brandyberry, Abraham L East Ohio 

11. Bronson, Oswald P. Sr Florida 

12. Buie, Becky L South Carolina 

13. Carruth, Nancy M Louisiana 

14. Chamness, Ben R Texas 

15. Chin, Anne CA-NV 

16. Christopher, R. L South Indiana 

17. Clarke, Lambuth M Virginia 

18. Cochran, Harold West Ohio 

19. Connell, F. Gladwin Little Rock 

20. Coots, Patti CA-Pacific 

21. Edwards, Alma Detroit 

22. Farris, Patricia Ellen CA-Pacific 

23. Filiya, Abdull Ahi Jatav Muri 

24. Finkbeiner, Eleanor Pacific NW 

25. Finley, Ruthenia H. New York 

26. Flores, Finees No. Illinois 

27. Francis, John L West Michigan 

28. Frazier, Robert C No. Carolina 

29. Geis, Sally B Rocky Mountain 

30. Gray, Ethel M Florida 

31. Grubb, Donna Central PA 

32. Hanson, John Wisconsin 



Member Conference 

33. Hardcastle, Jeunes C Peninsula 

34. Harrell, James A W. No. Carolina 

35. Holmes, William A Baltimore 

36. Hoover, Joan S Iowa 

37. Hopkins, John L North Indiana 

38. Ireblad, Tord Sweden 

39. Jelinek, Robert V North Central NY 

40. Johnson, Alfred Eastern PA 

41. Johnson, Thelma West Ohio 

42. Kalunqumene, Nshimea M North Shaba 

43. Kim, Thomas NW Texas 

44. Kuczma, Jolanta Poland 

45. Lucas, Aubrey G Mississippi 

46. Matthews, Henry M. Virginia 

47. Mbikiye F6licissime Burundi 

48. McAdams, Emil D Louisville 

49. Miller, Jaime Potter Western PA 

50. Montgomery, Samuel Texas 

51. Moore, Thomas East Ohio 

52. Munjoma, J. F Zimbabwe 

53. Nicolas, Efraim C Mindanao 

54. Ogden, John North Texas 

55. O'Neal, Sean Missouri East 

56. Pattillo, Daniel B North Georgia 

57. Philpot, Frank N North Alabama 

58. Pierson, Marion M North Georgia 

59. Pieters, Andri J. Belgium 

60. Ramsey, Gilbert Lee South Georgia 

61. Richards, Allen C Western PA 

62. Segrest, Dale Al-West Florida 

63. Smith, Paul H. West Virginia 

64. Smyth, Barbara C So. New Jersey 



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65. Stames, Paul M Holston 

66. Stephenson, Janet E Iowa 

67. Stephenson, Roy C Memphis 

68. Stockton, T. B W. No. Carolina 

69. Stroman, Pat Central Texas 

70. Thomas, David W Oklahoma 

71. Underwood, Cecil H West Virginia 

72. Unger, E. Paul Central Illinois 



Member Conference 

73. Urbom, Warren Nebraska 

74. Wagner, John C West Ohio 

75. Walker, James M SW Texas 

76. Wembalunge, Okitokenge Cent. Zaire 

77. Yemba, Olenga West Zaire 

78. Yemba, Undo NE Zaire 

79. York, Billy L North Alabama 

80. Zeiders, G. Edwin Central PA 



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Independent Commissions and Judicial 
Administration 



Place of meeting: Room 123 

Members Conferences 

1. Agne, Joseph E No. Illinois 

2. Ailor, Earl Holston 

3. Banks, Myron C No. Carolina 

4. Bass, Bessie Mae Florida 

5. Bell, Robert South Carolina 

6. Benson, Judy Oklahoma 

7. Bigler, C. Vernon Western NY 

8. Bishop, Nathaniel L Virginia 

9. Blaker, Fallon Eastern PA 

10. Bom, Ethel W Virginia 

11. Bullock, Clifton V West Michigan 

12. Bynum, Robert P North Alabama 

13. Campney, JoAnne Iowa 

14. Chun, Sang Eui East Ohio 

15. Collier, T. Cody Missouri West 

16. Conklin, Faith J CA-Pacific 

17. Crotwell, Helen G No. Carolina 

18. Ferguson, Phyllis S Pacific NW 

19. Ford, Deitra L Baltimore 

20. Frazer, E. Eugene West Ohio 

21. Giesler, Charles L SW Texas 

22. Gillaspie, Juanita M Kansas West 

23. Harp, Don A. Jr North Georgia 

24. Hayashi, Donald L CA-NV 

25. Howell, H. Sharon Kansas East 

26. Jackson, Lewis L Texas 

27. Jackson, Robert Texas 

28. Johnson, Carolyn North Indiana 

29. Jones, Jimmy S Florida 

30. Kemper, John Q Kentucky 

31. Kester, Susan Keirn Peninsula 

32. Koo, Ronald Y North Texas 

33. Lyman, Mary Grace New York 

34. Martin, Bob North Georgia 



Member Conference 

35. Martin, John Missouri East 

36. Mather, P. Boyd Iowa 

37. Matthews, Marcus Baltimore 

38. McClain, Joe W Louisiana 

39. McDonald, Charles P North Arkansas 

40. McMahon, Joseph A Western PA 

41. Meese, Jacqueline West Virginia 

42. Mendenhall, Don Iowa 

43. Meyers, Patricia A Detroit 

44. Minton, John D Louisville 

45. Navas, Hector M. New York 

46. NeSmith, Samuel E Virginia 

47. Ott, Donald A Wisconsin 

48. Queen, Thomas W. No. Carolina 

49. Quilling, Debra A. S So. Carolina 

50. Ricards, Betty P So. New Jersey 

51. Roberson, Joseph South Georgia 

52. Ruby, Sandra K South Indiana 

53. Rushing, Vaudra Central Illinois 

54. Sigler, Richard Al-West Florida 

55. Smith, William I. Oklahoma 

56. Summers, Vance West Ohio 

57. Toschak, Patricia Martin Minnesota 

58. Turner, Richard D Nebraska 

59. Vamer, John D Western PA 

60. Vigilia, Justino NE Philippines 

61. Ward, Georgiana West Ohio 

62. Washington, Stanley East Ohio 

63. Wendland, Barbara Jean Central TX 

64. Williams, Jacob Jr North Indiana 

65. Williams, Scott A Central PA 

66. Williams, Wesley D Southern NE 

67. Wynne, Robin Little Rock 

68. Young, C. Garland W. No. Carolina 



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Local Church 



Place of meeting: Room 130 

Members Conferences 

1. Abesemis, Leodegario SW Philippines 

2. Anderson, Gail Wyoming 

3. Bailey, H. Barry Central Texas 



Member Conference 

4. Baker, Ted F Holston 

5. Barger, R. Kay Baltimore 

6. Barnes, Thelma P No. Mississippi 



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Member Conference 

7. Batten, James A New Hampshire 

8. Beltran, Rodolfo Middle Philippines 

9. Black, Aaron Nebraska 

10. Blomquist, Paul F. Detroit 

11. Christian, Tom North Texas 

12. Ciampa, Donald J Central PA 

13. Clark, Terry L Central Illinois 

14. Clinard, Hubert C W. No. Carolina 

15. Cope, Abigail J No. New Jersey 

16. Cornelius, John L Mississippi 

17. Corson, John E CA-NV 

18. Crickard, Elsie J. Kansas West 

19. Curran, Dorothy Iowa 

20. Davis, James T West Ohio 

21. Day, Samuel S Rocky Mountain 

22. Dillon, 0. E W. North Carolina 

23. Dixon, Normn E Central Illinois 

24. Dos Santos, Ana Domingos W. Angola 

25. Druce, JtinLynn No. Illinois 

26. Duvall, George R Baltimore 

27. Elkins, L. Eugene West Virginia 

28. Foltz, Nancy Western PA 

29. Groens, Ray Texas 

30. Good, Menno E Eastern PA 

31. Gramling, Polly So. Carolina 

32. Green, Donna L Wisconsin 

33. Gustafson, Gus North Georgia 

34. Halvorsen, Carl W So. New Jersey 

35. Hancock, C. W South Georgia 

36. Harlow, Ruth A Troy 

37. Harnish, James A Florida 

38. Helton, Charlene Red Bird 

39. Henderson, C. L North Georgia 

40. Henderson, Jean Holston 

41. Hendrickson, Flora Minnesota 

42. Herbert, Donna Oregon-Idaho 

43. Huie, Janice SW Texas 

44. Jelinek, Patricia B No. Cent. NY 

45. Johnson, Jane H No. Carolina 

46. Jones, Dwight L So. Illinois 

47. Jordan, Charles W No. Illinois 

48. Kaiser, B. Francis Southern NE 



Member Conference 

49. Kangara, Pedzisai Zimbabwe 

50. Kelsey, Joan West Michigan 

51. Kiesey, Deborah L Iowa 

52. Kirby, Wallace H No. Carolina 

53. Krill, Caryl West Ohio 

54. Lee, Charles H. North Alabama 

55. Litton, Alice E Kentucky 

56. Lucero, Faustina New Mexico 

57. Lup, C. J. Jr So. Carolina 

58. Lutrick, Charles E NW Texas 

59. Marshall, Carolyn M South Indiana 

60. Matsunaga, Richard CA-Pacific 

61. McCartney, William A East Ohio 

62. McCord, Durward Jr Tennessee 

63. Meuschke, Paul J Western PA 

64. Montgomery, Darlene Kansas East 

65. Murphy, E. Thomas Jr Virginia 

66. Nhambio, Angela P Mozambique 

67. Oechsle, Harold Jr North Indiana 

68. Parker, Robert L Oklahoma 

69. Parris, Shirley New York 

70. Plowman, Howard L Oklahoma 

71. Prowant, Douglas E Central PA 

72. Richardson, Gerald Western NY 

73. Riley, James Lee Texas 

74. Rodgers, N. Alex Louisville 

75. Rodriquez, Gene Florida 

76. Rohrbacher, Gail D West Ohio 

77. Saatjian, Lloyd S CA-Pacific 

78. Schlapbach, Paul W Missouri East 

79. Scott, Ralph Missouri West 

80. Self, Eddie North Alabama 

81. Sparks, Joe North Arkansas 

82. Thompson, Jean East Ohio 

83. Tracy, Iris India 

84. Turner, Annie Mae Al-West Florida 

85. Vetta, Leon Austria 

86. Via, Bernard S. Jr Virginia 

87. Ward, Amy G Louisiana 

88. Whitworth, Virginia L Memphis 

89. Winge, Kjerstin Norway 

90. Zimmerman, David E Virginia 



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Ordained and Diaconal Ministry 

Place of meeting: Room 131 



Members Conferences 

1. Agnew, Theodore L Oklahoma 

2. Atha, Grayson West Ohio 

3. Bilog, Francisco Mindanao 

4. Blake, Bruce P Kansas West 

5. Bleyle, Deanna M Rocky Mountain 

6. Bolleter, Heinrich Switzerland/France 

7. Bortell, James B Central Illinois 

8. Brewer, Carol Roettmer Nebraska 

9. Brown, George S West Ohio 

10. Burton, Laveme Little Rock 



Member Conference 

11. Bussey, Bess Florida 

12. Cain, Richard W CA-Pacific 

13. Chaffee, Paul V Western PA 

14. Christensen, Naomi Iowa 

15. Clarke, Eric St. C Caribbean 

16. Colescott, Ted G Minnesota 

17. Connolly, Phillip West Ohio 

18. Copher, Marie W North Georgia 

19. Cutshaw, Susan D Virginia 

20. Daugherty, Ruth A Eastern PA 



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21. Del Pino, Jerome King Southern NE 

22. Demmler, Gunter German DR 

23. Downie, Gerald Central Illinois 

24. Dunlap, Catherine M East Ohio 

25. Dunnam, Maxie D Memphis 

26. Edwards, Marion M South Georgia 

27. Ellisor, J. Walter Al-West Florida 

28. Fang, Marcus Wisconsin 

29. Feemster, Ben Harold Central Texas 

30. Furman, Frank H. Jr Florida 

31. Gadsden, James S So. Carolina 

32. Gauntt, Paul M North Alabama 

33. Giles, David A Troy 

34. Gilland, Jim C W. No. Carolina 

35. Harnish, John E Detroit 

36. Hendrix, Clelia D So. Carolina 

37. Hicks, W. Sue Holston 

38. Holmes, Zan W. Jr North Texas 

39. Hughes, H. Hasbrouck, Jr Virginia 

40. Hutchinson, William W New Mexico 

41. Ignacio, Francisco W. Middle Phil. 

42. Ives, S. Clifton Maine 

43. Iwamoto, Edward T Pacific NW 

44. Jahreiss, Ulrich German South 

45. Jennings, William R Kentucky 

46. Jones, Everett R Baltimore 

47. Keaton, Jonathan D No. Illinois 

48. King, Jack B No. Mississippi 

49. Kirk, Eve G No. Dlinois 

50. Kruse, David H. Wisconsin 

51. Lanning, Dean A No. New Jersey 

52. Larsen, Harald Norway 

53. Leggett, J. Willard Mississippi 

54. Lewis, William B So. Illinois 

55. Lin, Nq Ee Malaysia 

56. McCray, James CA-NV 

57. McCullough, June D So. New Jersey 

58. McKenzie, Leon CA-Pacific 

59. Miller, Sarah S Wyoming 



Member Conference 

60. Monbarren, Thelma East Ohio 

61. Montgomery, Ed North Alabama 

62. Moore, Leroy W Iowa 

63. Moore, Lloyd C Kansas East 

64. Morris, William W Tennessee 

65. Nay, Richard M .". South Indiana 

66. Norris, Alfred L Louisiana 

67. Oden, William B Oklahoma 

68. O'Donnell, Saranne P East Ohio 

69. Palmer, Ruth Texas 

70. Parsons, Norman W Western NY 

71. Phillips, Samuel B South Indiana 

72. Pritts, Deborah L North Central NY 

73. Ramsey, Charles E North Arkansas 

74. Salisbury, Carolin West Michigan 

75. Sheaffer, Lee B Virginia 

76. Sherman, W. W. Jr No. Carolina 

77. Smith, P. Robin North Indiana 

78. Solomon, Dan E SW Texas 

79. Stein, Neil L Missouri East 

80. Thompson, John Ross Western PA 

81. Timberlake, Richard H. Holston 

82. Townsend, Patricia New York 

83. Treese, Donald H. Central PA 

84. Trotter, Clifford E NW Texas 

85. Tyler, Ann W. No. Carolina 

86. Walker, William Oregon-Idaho 

87. Washington, Rosa CA-NV 

88. West, Brenda K. Missouri West 

89. Wilder, Garnett M North Georgia 

90. Wilkinson, Larry D W. No. Carolina 

91. Willen, Howard H. Louisville 

92. Williams, Charles W Texas 

93. Wills, Richard J Florida 

94. Wong, Kiam Thau Singapore 

95. Wright, Richard L West Virginia 

96. Yingling, L. Carroll Jr Baltimore 

97. Yovmg, Loretta A West Virginia 



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In parentheses following the name of the annual conference 
or concordat church is the number of persons in each 
delegation. Delegates are listed in ministerial and lay groups 
in order of election with choice of legislative committee 



indicated in parentheses. The chair of each delegation is 
indicated by asterisk. The reserves, who can be seated in order 
of election, are those elected in accordance with Par. 37 of the 
Constitution. 



Alabama-West Florida Annual 
Conference (14) 

Sec. D, Row 2, Seats 1-12 
Sec. D, Row 3, Seats 11-12 
*Mathison, John Ed. (3); pastor; P. 0. Box 17060, Montgom- 
ery, AL 36117 
Stegall, Karl K. (7); pastor; P. 0. Drawer 6150, Montgomery, 

AL 36194 
Ellisor, J. Walter (11); pastor; P. 0. Box 1515, Enterprise, AL 

36330 
Dickerson, E. Robert III W; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

2727, Pensacola, FL 32513 
Bullington, Joseph H. Jr. (2); pastor; 5725 No. Ninth Ave., 

Pensacola, FL 32504 
Sigler, Richard 0. (9); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 306, 

Marianna, FL 32446 
Garrison, Langdon H. (6); pastor; P. 0. Box 248, Panama City, 

FL 32402 
Segrest, Dale (8); circuit judge; 501 Lily Ave., Tallassee, AL 

36078 
Bullard, Mary Ellen (6); educator; 3359 Warrenton Rd., 

Montgomery, AL 36111 
Rish, Billy Joe (1); attorney; P. 0. Box 39, Port St. Joe, FL 

32456 
Butts, Harold (5); manager concrete firm; 100 Baratara Dr., 

Chickasaw, AL 36111 
Turner, Annie Mae (10); development authority administra- 
tor; 213 Chunnenugee Ave., Union Springs, AL 36089 
Jeter, Charles (7); retired; 300 Lakewood Dr., Enterprise, AL 

36330 
Campbell, Foy (2); manager seed company; 3636 Farrar St., 

Montgomery, AL 36105 

Reserves 
Brown, J. Lamar; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 2044, 

Selma, AL 36702 
Albritton, Walter M. Jr.; pastor; 2500 Strong St., Pensacola, 

FL 32505 
Sadlet, W. Herbert Jr.; pastor; P. 0. Box 338, Gulf Breeze, FL 

32561 
Brooks, Oscar W.; pastor; 404 W. Gadsden St., Pensacola, FL 

32501 
Nesbitt, Lynn S.; pastor; 504 Randwick Rd., Dothan, AL 36301 
Calhoun, William E.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 765, 

Demopolis, AL 36732 
Newton, Douglas C; pastor; 901 E. Gadsden St., Pensacola, 

FL 32501 
Sherrer, John F. Sr.; salesman; 137 Satterfield, Selma, AL 

36701 



JefFers, Ruth M.; student; 102 Tree Top Court, Dothan, AL 

36301 
Carroll, James Y.; merchant; P. 0. Box 999, Ozark, AL 36361 
LeSchmidt, Francine; diaconal minister; 2741 Venetian 

Court, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 
Watson, Grady Jr.; farmer; Rt. E, Box 96, Repton, AL 36475 
Lehman, Donald A.; business administrator; 2245 McCutchen 

Place, Pensacola, FL 32503 
Chance, Nell; teacher; P. 0. Box 765, Monroeville, AL 36461 

Alaska Missionary Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 2, Seats 7-8 
*Wise, Keith B. (3); missionary pastor; P. 0. Box 55614, North 

Pole, AK 99705 
Wood, Arlene (7); dietician; 3416 W. 83rd, Anchorage, AK 

99502 

Reserves 
Bither-Terry, JudtihA.; missionary pastor; P. 0. Box 670909, 

Chugiak, AK 99567 
Stanton, Blythe; home missionary; P. 0. Box 332, Homer, AK 

99603 

Austria Provisional Annual Conference 

(2) 

Sec. B, Row 8, Seats 1-2 
*Pdll, Lothar (1); pastor; Wienerstrasse 260a, A-4020 Linz, 

Austria 
Vetta, Leon (10); physician; Wielandgasse 10, A-8010 Graz, 

Austria 

Reserves 
Nausner, Wilfried; pastor; Wielandgasse 10, A-4020 Linz, 

Austria 
Fux, Gottfried; social worker; Willingerstrasse 21, A-4020 

Linz, Austria 

Baltimore Annual Conference (22) 

Sec. C, Row 5, Seats 1-12 

Sec. C, Row 6, Seats 1-10 

*Ebinger, Warren R. (3); district superintendent; 7899 West 

Hills Dr., Frederick, MD 21701 
Yingling,L. Carroll Jr. (11); pastor; 6 Melvin Ave., Baltimore, 

MD 21228 
Brought, Byron P. (5); district superintendent; 233 Mill 

Church Rd., Arnold, MD 21012 
Johnson, Charles A. II (1); pastor; 1215 Southview Rd., 

Baltimore, MD 21218 



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Barger, R. Kay (10); pastor; 812 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, 

MD 21740 
Matthews, Marcus (9); district superintendent; 403 Idlewild 

Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014 
Chattin, Terri Rae (2); pastor; Box 63, Clarksville, MD 21029 
Sun, Peter Y. K. (7); pastor; 8304 Jeb Stuart Rd., Potomac, MD 

20854 
Zabel, Walter J. (5); conference secretary /pensions adminis- 
trator; 9109 St. Andrews PL, College Park, ND 20740 
Holmes, William A. (8); pastor; 3311 Nebraska Ave. N.W., 

Washington, DC 20016 
Wogaman, J. Philip (4); professor school of theology; 4620 

45th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20016 
Flinn, Thomas W. (3); sales marketing manager; 3606 

MacAlpine Rd., EUicott City, MD 21043 
Butler, Phyllis P. (6); homemaker; Rt. 6, Box 130, Martins- 
burg, WV 25401 
Ebinger, Mary R. (4); pastoral coxmselor; 7899 West Hills Dr., 

Frederick, MD 21701 
Earl, Helen (7); homemaker; 1519 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, 

MD 21221 
Lavery, Barbara (5); homemaker; 8 Tanglewood Rd., Balti- 
more, MD 21228 
King, James W. Sr. (1); retired; Box 81, Simpsonville, MD 

21150 
Ford, Dietra L. (9); congressional legislative staff; 1781 

Sycamore St. N.W., Washington, DC 20012 
Duvall, George R. (10); retired government employee; 5129 

12th St. N.E., Washington, DC 20011 
Jones, Everett R. (11); retired engineer; Box 119, Damascus, 

MD 20872 
Bevan, John E. (8); registrar school of theology; 2220 20th St. 

N.W., Washington, DC 20009 
Zabel, Nancy H. (2); administrative secretary; 9109 St. 

Andrews PI., College Park, MD 20740 
Reserves 
Highfield, David A.; pastor; 1909 Old Court Rd., Riderwood, 

MD 21139 
Albury-Smith, Kay F.; pastor; 3602 Dennlyn Rd., Baltimore, 

MD 21215 
Hutchins, Joshua; pastor; 3301 So. Dakota Ave. N.E., 

Washington, DC 20018 
Coveleskie, Linda J.; pastor; 3939 Gamber Rd., Finksburg, 

MD 21048 
Trotter, Frank E. Jr.; pastor; 16 Carissa Court, Owings Mills, 

MD 21117 
C rider, R. Frederick; district superintendent; 8 Van Lear Dr., 

Williamsport, MD 21795 
DeHart, Wayne A.; pastor; 9925 Postwick Rd., Ellicott City, 

MD 21043 
Stewart, Ann R.; pastoral coimsellor; 16501 Allen Ave., 

Gaithersburg, MD 20877 
Kim, Hae Sun; pastor; 135 Willow Bend Dr. #2C, Owings 

Mills, MD 21117 
Cathcart, Charles J.; pastor; P. 0. Box 186, Shepherdstown, 

WV 25443 
Argo, A. David; pastor; 14001 Burnt Woods Rd., Glenelg, MD 

21737 
Stewart, E. Allen; pastor; 501 Barrymore Dr., Oxon Hill, MD 

20745 
Birch, Bruce C; professor school of theology; 803 Gregorie Dr., 

Silver Spring, MD 20901 



Pierce, Irene C; homemaker; 109 Colton St., Kettering, 

Largo, MD 20870 
Harris, Sherman W.; retired government employee; 11508 

Karen Dr., Potomac, MD 20854 
Otto, Vivian W.; volunteer; 4948 Sentinel Dr., Bethesda, MD 

20816 
Myers, Caroleann; volunteer; 13815 Northgate Lane, Silver 

Spring, MD 20906 
Ferguson, Sandra J.; director of Christian education; 6226 

Robinhill Rd., Baltimore, MD 21207 
Merritt, James H.; retired; 5133 Westpath Way, Bethesda, 

MD 20816 
Dion, Ruth F.; office manager; 9426 Bulls Run Parkway, 

Bethesda, MD 20817 
Baldridge, Mary A.; administrative assistant; 716 Mattawa 

Court, Millersville, MD 21108 
Powell, Blanche R.; retired school administrator; 3521 

Lynchester Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215 
Thompson, Alfred E.; insurance agent; 11215 Oakleaf Dr. 

#1902, Silver Spring, MD 20901 
Turner, M. Loretta; homemaker; 419 Forest Beach Rd., 

Annapolis, MD 21401 
Brito, Ana A.; district court accounting clerk; 7800 Jeremy 

Terrace, Derwood, MD 20855 
Hannay, John; educator; 3031 Frisby, Baltimore, MD 21218 

Bulgaria Provisional Annual Conference 

(2) 

Sec. C, Row 6, Seats 11-12 

Burundi Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. C, Row 12, Seats 11-12 
*Ndorimana, Bonaventure (7); conference secretary; P. 0. Box 

97, Gitega, Burundi 
Mbikiye, Felicissime (8); homemaker; P. 0. Box 97, Gitega, 

Burundi 

Reserves 
Ntaboneka, Simeon; pastor; P. 0. Box 97, Gitega Burundi 
Ncahoruri, Joel; conference treasurer; P. 0. Box 97, Gitega, 

Burundi 
Habonimana, Antoinette; teacher; P. 0. Box 97, Gitega, 

Burundi 
Baramfatanya, Oscar; youth; P. 0. Box 97, Gitega, Burundi 

California-Nevada Annual Conference 

(14) 

Sec. B, Row 15, Seats 1-2 
Sec. B, Row 16, Seats 1-12 
Dew, William W. Jr. (7); pastor; 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo, , 

CA 94507 
Thomas, Glenda C. (2); district superintendent; 5401 Freeport 

Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95882 
McCray, James (11); pastor; 1975 Post St., San Francisco, CA 

94115 
Chang, Jonah (4); district superintendent; 2362 Bancroft 

Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 
Corson, John E. (10); district superintendent; 729 Morse St., 

San Jose, CA 95126 
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Fernandez, Arturo (6); district superintendent; 2435 No. 

Thesta, Fresno, CA 93703 
*Hayashi, Donald L. (9); conference staff; P. 0. Box 467, San 

Francisco, CA 94101 
Washington, Rosa (11); educator; 705 Barcelona, Davis, CA 

95616 
Chin, Anne (8); consultant; 456 Kentucky Ave., Berkeley, CA 

94707 
LaPoint, Donna (5); homemaker; 2810 Redwood Rd., Napa, 

CA 94558 
Walker, Russell (1); rancher; P. 0. Box 505, Patterson, CA 

95363 
Knowles, Grady (7); conference Board of Pensions; 300 27th 

St., Oakland, CA 94612 
Hammer, Joy (3); student; 101 Hill St., Areata, CA 95521 

Reserves 
Stegall, William; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 789, Reno, 

NV 89504 
Southard, Naomi; director, Asian American ministries; 330 

Ellis St. #508, San Francisco, CA 94101-0467 
Kimball, Thomas; pastor; 748 Mercy St., Mountain View, CA 

94041 
McArthur, Thomas; pastor; 777 Miramontes, Half Moon Bay, 

CA 94019 
Chen, Peter; pastor; 566 No. Fifth St., San Jose, CA 95112 
Kim, Kwang-Jin; pastor; 737 E. 17th St., Oakland, CA 94606 
Hilton, Virginia; pastor; 980 Stannagae Ave., Albany, CA 

94706 
Pierce, Floyd; retired auditor; 319 Scarlet Oak Court, 

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 
Brawn, J. Melvin; engineer; 1747 Delores, San Jose, CA 95125 
Jones, Venita; educator; 563 62nd St., Oakland, CA 94609 
loelu, Tapuni; businessman; 1799 Hyland St., Bayside, CA 

95524 
Slentz, Helen; retired educator; 1605 Skycrest #17, Walnut 

Creek, CA 94596 
Sligh, Sharon; eduator; 1133 Anderson Lane, Areata, CA 

95521 
Christy, Charles; engineer; P. 0. Box 245, Mountain View, CA 

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California-Pacific Annual Conference (18) 

Sec. A, Row 4, Seats 5-12 

Sec. A, Row 5, Seats 3-12 

Trotter, Mark C. (4); pastor; 2111 Camino del Rio So., San 

Diego, CA 92108 
Cain, Richard W. (11); president school of theology; 1325 No. 

College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 
Lawson, James M. Jr. (1); pastor; 3320 W. Adams, Los 

Angeles, CA 90018 
Saatjian, Lloyd S. (10); district superintendent; 12741 Main 

St., Garden Grove, CA 92640 
Simmons, Charles R. (3); district superintendent; 4845 

Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506 
Conklin, Faith J. (9); district superintendent; 2111 Camino 

del Rio So., San Diego, CA 92108 
Hsu, Leo L. (7); pastor; 825 No. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 

90012 
Farris, Patricia Ellen (8); pastor; 3153 W. Comptom, Gardena, 

CA 90249 



LocAer.DonaWiJ. (2); district superintendent; 10821 Topanga 

Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311 
*Chun, May C. (7); retired school administrator; 295 Ulua St., 

Honolulu, HI 96821 
Jones, Chuck (3); consultant; 15917 Kittridge St., Van Nuys, 

CA 91406 
Finn, Betty (4); professional volunteer; 1709 Peacock Blvd., 

Oceanside, CA 92056 
McKenzie, Leon (11); retired; 2350 Daladier Ave., Rancho 

Palos Verdes, CA 90274 
Matsunaga, Richard (10); retired; 193 Kaiulani St., Hilo, HI 

96720 
Hammer, Patricia (6); property /casualty insurance agent; 

16541 Loire Circle, Huntington, Beach, CA 92647 
Aguilar, Clifford B. (5); executive director, Spanish American 

Institute; 5910 Belice St., Long Beach, CA 90815 
Seifert, Lois (1); diaconal minister; 607 Leyden Lane, 

Claremont, CA 91711 
Coots, Patti (8); administrator school of theology; 15563 E. 

Newton St., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 
Reserves 
Shamana, Beverly; pastor; 304 Spruce Ave., Inglewood, CA 

90301 
Mann, George; pastor; 500 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101 
Finkbiner, Frank; pastor; 400 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA 

91006 
Park, Jeen Shoung; district superintendent; 5600 Linden 

Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805 
Walters, George; pastor; 305 E. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA 

93101 
Rogers, Cornish; professor school of theology; 1325 N. College 

Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 
Brammeier, Roland W.; district superintendent; 1010 S. 

Flower #304; Los Angeles, CA 90015 
Rhodes-Wickett, Sharon; pastor; 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd., 

Saugus, CA 91350 
Green, B. Lothair; pastor; 6554 Cowles Mts. Blvd., San Diego, 

CA 92119 
Beadles, David 0.; pastor; 24442 Moulton Park Way, Laguna 

Hills, CA 92653 
Justice, Marguerite P.; retired commimity redeveloper; 4300 

So. Kenwood, Los Angeles, CA 90031 
Turner, Cleo; retired management analyst; 601 So. Poinset- 

tia, Compton, CA 90221 
Abrams, Cynthia; student; 15302 Tricia Lane, La Mirada, C A 

90638 
Cobb, J. Walter; retired teacher; 5224 Hartwick, Los Angeles, 

CA 90041 
Wold, Patricia; secretary/receptionist; 5304 No. Fairvale, 

Covina, CA 91722 
Santillana, Teresa; missionary; 475 Riverside Dr., 15th floor, 

New York, NY 1015 
Haase, Becky; office manager; 733 Portola, Glendale, CA 

91206 
Befu, Yoshiro; landscape architect; 6830 Apperson, Tujunga, 

CA 91042 
Stites, Virgil; quality controller; 2667 Hammil Court, Simi, 

CA 93065 
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Sec. C, Row 21, Seats 1-2 
*Clarke, Eric St. C. (11); president, Methodist Church in the 

Caribbean and the Americas; P. 0. Box 9, St. John's, 

Antigua W.I. 
Jacob, Althea (3); deaconess; P. 0. Box 141, Basseterre, St. 

Kitts, W.I. 

Central Illinois Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. C, Row 8, Seats 1-6 

Sec. C, Row 9, Seats 1-10 

Barnett, Vernie T. Jr. (4); Preacher's Aid Society; P. 0. Box 

1687, Decatur, IL 62525-1687 
Nestler, Frank H. (2); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1524, 

Decatur, IL 62525-1524 
Jones, Donald Jay (5); conference council director; Box 515; 

Bloomington, IL 61702-0515 
Bortell, James B. (11); district superintendent; 1112 Devon- 
shire Dr., Champaign, IL 61821-6528 
Emswiler, Sharon Neufer (3); district superintendent; 1121 

So. Walnut, Springfield, IL 62704-2852 
Clark, Terry L. (10); pastor; 2206 So. 4th St., Charleston, IL 

61920-3999 
linger, E. Paul (8); district superintendent; 116 N. E. Perry 

Ave. #211, Peoria, EL 61603-3624 
Daugenbaugh, Howard L. (7); pastor; 210 W. Church; 

Champaign, IL 61820-3513 
■^Dixon, Norman E. (10); teacher; 507 E. Samuel, Assumption, 

IL 62516 
Weir, Delight (1); fi:eelance writer; Rt. 1, Box 181; Lacon, IL 

61540 
Wilson, J. Lavon (3); teacher; 2002 E. Kansas, Springfield, EL 

62703 
(jordon. Jinny (6); homemaker; 863 So. Greenwood Ave., 

Kankakee, IL 60901 
Dude, Karleen (7); homemaker; 1033 E. Mossville Rd., Peoria, 

IL 61615 
Downie, Gerald (11); physician; 555 So. Schuyler Ave. #205, 

Kankakee, IL 60901 
Rushing, Vaudra (9); diaconal minister; P. 0. Box 515, 

Bloomington, IL 61702-0515 
Bolinger, Winona (2); homemaker; 515 No. Morgan St. 

Shelbyville, IL 62565 

Reserves 
Watkins, Bradley F.; pastor; 300 E. Ash St., Dunlap, IL 61525 
Mcintosh, Burt A.; pastor; Box 248, Morton, IL 61550-0248 
Palmer, Miley E.; Wesley Foundation; 1203 W. Green St., 

Urbana, IL 61801-2905 
Anderson, Benjamin F.; district superintendent; 18 Forest 

Park W., Jacksonville, IL 62650-2707 
Bogart, J. Robert; pastor; 205 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 

62565-1518 
Jones, Cynthia A.; chaplain; Rt. 3, Box 359, Urbana, IL 

61501-9538 
Gallaway, Ira; pastor; 116 N. E. Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 

61603-3624 
Wilkey, John C; pastor; 400 W. Morgan, Jacksonville, IL 

62650-2422 



Bass, Gary D.; district superintendent; 151 Duffey Rd., 

Galesburg, IL 61401-1237 
Runyon, Arthur M.; pastor; 1212 W. Calhoim, Macomb, IL 

61455 
Jones, J. William; pastor; 901 N. Main St., Decatur, IL 

62521-1027 
Sober, Jim; dry cleaner; 366 So. Edward St., Decatur, IL 

62522-3119 
Gfirdner, Donovan F.; health'welfare consultant; 417 W. 

Henry, Pontiac, IL 61764 
Reeves, Richard E.; retired engineering executive; 425 Karen 

Dr., Decatur, IL 62526 
Nafziger, Rita; homemaker; 35 Apache, Springfield, EL 62704 
Champion, Arlene; homemaker; 2440 27th St., Moline, EL 

61264 
Motts, Rebecca; homemaker; 855 W. Main, Decatur, EL 62526 
Miller, Joan; homemaker; Rt. 31, Box 231, Mode, EL 62444 
Womeldorff, Porter J.; power company executive; 917 W. 

William, Decatur, IL 62522 
Gurtler, Barbara; homemaker; 6723 N. Wilshire Court, 

Peoria, IL 61614 
Ghitalla, Jack P.; banker; 307 So. Prairie, Knoxville, IL 61448 
Fulford, Ben; metallurgical planning; 304 Devonshire Rd., 

Washington, IL 61571 

Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference 

(18) 

Sec. B, Row 13, Seats 1-12 

Sec. B, Row 14, Seats 1-6 

*Fisher, Bruce D. (3); district superintendent; 921 Wallace 

Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 
Ciampa, Donald J. (10); pastor; 135 W. Simpson St., 

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 
Webb, Thomas C. (1); pastor; 925 McKinley St., Chambers- 
burg, PA 17201 
Zeiders, G. Edwin (8); district superintendent; Rt. 3, Box 544, 

Wellsboro, PA 16901 
House, Jay W. (6); conference council director; 900 So. 

Arlington Ave. #112, Harrisburg, PA 17109 
Bowersox, Ronald E. (4); pastor; 105 E. Main St., Dallastown, 

PA 17313 
Shover, Donald R. Jr. (5); district superintendent; 1326 

Montfort Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110 
Link, Joanne M. (7); pastor; 4556 Ethel St., Harrisburg, PA 

17109 
Treese, Donald H. (11); general agency staff; P. 0. Box 871, 

Nashville, TN 37202 
Page, Conrad M. Jr. (5); retired; 451 Valley Rd., Etters, PA 

17319 
Sowers, Gary D. (4); insurance agent; 2430 Bradford Dr., 

York, PA 17402 ' 

Plummer, Keimeth H. Sr. (2); retired contractor; 930 Leidig 

Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17201 
Hill, Judith C. (7); state employee; 1819% North St., 

Harrisburg, PA 17103 
Haverstock, Zedna M. (6); conference treasurer; 900 So. 

Arlington Ave. #119, Harrisburg, PA 17109 
Miller, G. Jackson (3); wholesale florist; 1784 Bellemead Dr., 

Altoona, PA 16602 
Prowant, Douglas E. (10); student; 1010 Broadway, Juniata, 

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Grubb, Donna (8); conference assistant council director; 117 

Lincoln Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 
Williams, Scott A. (9); attorney; 506 So. Main St., Muncy, PA 

17756 

Reserves 
Raski, Cynthia A.; pastor; Box 398, Stewartstown, PA 17363 
Stokes, Robert P.; district superintendent; 1200 Haymaker 

Rd., State College, PA 16801 
Zeisloft, James H.; district superintendent; 2908 Union Ave., 

Altoona, PA 16602 
Khan, Kenrick R.; pastor; 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 

16947 
Jones, Roberta K.; conference associate council director; 1403 

Harcourt Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110 
Halderman, SharonnD.; pastor; P. 0. Box 156, Port Royal, PA 

17082 
Lindsey, Howard R.; pastor; 1950 Blair St., Williamsport, PA 

17701 
Garvin, Roland E.; district superintendent; 1525 Grampian 

Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 
Irwin, Thomas H.; conference associate council director; 1410 

Harcourt Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110 
Stambach, Paul E.; pastor; 27 So. Kershaw St., York, PA 

17402 
Barth, F. Louis; district superintendent; 708 Hilltop Dr., New 

Cumberland, PA 17070 
Schmouder, Leona; teacher; Rt. 1, Box 206, Liberty, PA 16930 
Edgar, Charles E.; retired credit manager; 3808 Bonnyview 

Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109 
SoUenberger, Hildegard; co-owner jewelry store; Rt. 1, Box 

224, Hanover, PA 17331 
Plummer, June B.; homemaker; 930 Leidig Dr., Chambers- 
burg, PA 17201 
Lippert, Joanna W.; stewardship development office; 1900 

Warren St., New Cumberland, PA 17070 
Kneebone, Leon R.; professor emeritus; 125 So. Patterson St., 

State College, PA 16801 
Sowers, Shirley; homemaker; 2430 Bradford Dr., York, PA 

17402 
Mackey, Mary E.; homemaker; 371 Wayne Ave., Chambers- 
burg, PA 17201 
Campbell, Lois A.; homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 129, Trout Run, PA 

17771 
Hartranft, Patsy; administrative secretary; 9 Oakmont Rd., 

Harrisburg, PA 17404 
Daski, James F.; purchasing agent; 5032 Beale Ave., Altoona, 

PA 16601 

Central Texas Annual Conference (12) 

Sec. D, Row 7, Seats 1-12 
Feemster, Ben Harold (11); district superintendent; 1 Summit 

Ave. #505, Fort Worth, TX 76102 
Kluck, Hom^r R. (7); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 6121, 

Temple, TX 76503 
McClure, Charles (6); district superintendent; P. O. Box 1655, 

Brownwood, TX 76801 
Pike, Don (3); pastor; 213 No. Center, Arlington, TX 76011 
Huber-Rohlfs, Ruth (4); pastor; Box 205, Colleyville, TX 

76034 
Bailey, H. Barry (10); pastor; 800 W. 5th, Forth Worth, TX 

76102 



♦Smith, Kenneth E. (5); consultant; Box 723, Ennis, TX 75119 
Barrett, Nelda (1); conference council staff; 1 Summit Ave., 

Forth Worth, TX 76102 
Carroll, B. F. (6); cemetery association; Box 9450, Fort Worth, 

TX 76107 
Mahon, Eldon (2); federal judge; 2167 Sarita, Fort Worth, TX 

76109 
Wendland, Barbara Jean (9); homemaker; 505 Cherokee, 

Temple, TX 76501 
Stroman, Pat (8); pharmacy representative; Box 7309, Waco, 

TX 76714 

Reserves 
Henry, Luther W.; conference council director; 1 Summit Ave., 

#505, Forth Worth, TX 76102 
Robertson, Eugene; district superintendent; Box 156, Waxa- 

hachie, TX 76165 
Phillips, J. D.; pastor; Drawer Y, Killeen, TX 76541 
Russell, Timothy A.; pastor; 2416 W. Berry, Fort Worth, TX 

76110 
Robbins, Thomas Q.; pastor; 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd., Forth 

Worth, TX 76107 
Roberts, Sidney; district superintendent; 235 Loop 820 #405, 

Hurst, TX 76503 
Dahl, Dorothy M.; diaconal minister; 313 No. Center, 

Arlington, TX 76011 
Auvenshine, Bill; college president; 412 Corsicana, Hillsboro, 

TX 76645 
Sears, Wesley; retired; 4363 Capra Way, Fort Worth, TX 

76126 
Smith, Hiram; department store owner; 400 Comanche, 

DeLeon, TX 76444 
Paustian, Donna; homemaker; 803 Liveoak, Arlington, TX 

76012 
Marshall, Helen; homemaker; 3012 6th Ave., Fort Worth, TX 

76110 



Central Zaire Annual Conference 

Sec. A, Row 11, Seats 1-4 
Wandja, Afumba (4); president school of theology; B. P. 560, 

Kananga, Zaire 
*Mukandu, Ashema Dive (2); pastor; B. P. 560, Kananga, 

Zaire 
Onema, Ekoko (3); president UMW; B. P. 560, Kananga, Zaire 
Wembalunge, Okitokenge (8); school coordinator; B. P. 226, 

Lodja, Zaire 

Reserves 
Disashi, Kasongo; pastor; B. P. 560, Kananga, Zaire 
Kalenda, Lukamba; pastor; B. P. 560; Kananga, Zaire 
Onema, Ombaku; college vice-president; B. P. 560, Kananga, 

Zaire 
Afumba, Vanga; director social center; B. P. 560, Kananga, 

Zaire 



Czechoslovakia Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 9, Seats 11-12 
*Prochdzka, Pavel (7); pastor, Panenskd 10, CS-811 03 

Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 
Mal6c, Vlastislav (3); retired scientist; Klucin^m 5, CS-130 00 

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Schneeberger, ViUm; pastor; Jecna 19, CS-120 00 Praha 2, 

Czechoslovakia 
GrundovA, Jana; scientist; Myslivni 51, CS-623 00 Brao 23, 

Czechoslovakia 

Denmark Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 1, Seats 5-6 
*Nyberg, Charlotte (4); pastor; Vissingsgade 15, 7000 Vejle, 

Denmark 
David, Anna (7); teacher; Snebar%'ej 1, 8270 Hejbjerg, 

Denmark 

Reserves 
Rasmussen, Jorgen; district superintendent; Vissingsgade 

15, 7000 Vejle, Denmark 
Jorgensen, Knut Bjame; peistor; Norre Alle 86, 8000 Aarhus 

C, Denmark 
Bjemo, Hennig; public relations manager; Birketoften 7, 3500 

Varlose, Denmark 
Hedegaard, Anne; journalist; Ribegade 104, 6700 Esbjerg, 

Denmark 

Desert Southwest Annual Conference (4) 

Sec. B, Row 4, Seats 1-4 
*Stevens, Willard R. Jr. (7); district superintendent; 5935 E. 

4th St., Tucson, AZ 85711 
Sapp, Donald G. (3); district superintendent; 5225 East Road 

Runner Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 
Huf&nan, Joel E. (5); conference treasurer; 6350 No. 78th St. 

#307, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 
Brummet, Judy (6); president conference UMW; 2535 No. 81st 

Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 

Reserves 
Zimmerman, DeWane R.; pastor; 1902 E. Lawrence Rd.. 

Phoenix, AZ 85016 
Thorsen, S. Gay; pastor; 1024 10th Ave., Safford, AZ 85546 
Stanley, Robert A.; pastor; 4054 E. Shangri-La, Phoenix. AZ 

85028 
McCray, Bobby; engineer; 125 E. Thunderbird, Phoenix, AZ 

85040 
Moffet, Gretta; homemaker; 5925 E. 21st St., Tucson, AZ 

85711 
Steele, Marianna; company president; 3502 E. Cherry Lynn 

Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 

Detroit Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. A, Row 1, Seats 7-12 

Sec. A, Row 2, Seats 3-12 

Blomquist, Paul F. (10); pastor; 30450 Farmington Rd., 

Farmington Hills, MI 48018 
McReynolds, Russell F. (5); pastor; 421 E. 12th St., Flint, MI 

48053 
Duncan, Edward L. (3); pastor: 320 W. Seventh St., Roval 

Oak, MI 48067 
Johns, Carol J. (6); pastor; 1500 No. Water St., Owosso, MI 

48867 
Ward, Robert Paul (1); pastor; 1589 W. Maple, Birmingham. 

MI 48009 
Harnish, John E. (11); pastor; 3411 Central St., Dexter, MI 

48130 



Quick, William K. (4); pastor; 8000 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 

\n 48202 
Meyers, Patricia A. (9); pastor; 210 Baldwin Ave., Pontiac. MI 

48058 
*Cook, Shirley (5); general manager; 806 Olive Rd., Oxford, 

MI 48051 
Jewell, Marj- Jane (7); nurse; 2615 Sylvan Shores Dr., 

Pontiac, ^^ 48054 
Buxton, John (5i; division manager; 1402 Lyons Ave., Royal 

Oak, MI 48073 
Stanton, Joyce B. (1); conference staff; 942 Donmar Ct., 

Birmingham, MI 48009 
Schairer, Jane (3); director Christian education: 50 No. 

Parker Rd., Dexter, MI 48130 
Edwards, Alma i8': retired school administrator; 4373 

Sturtevant, Detroit, MI 48204 
Martz, Phyllis i2); homemaker; 1678 Stanley, Birmingham, 

MI 48009 
Eichler, Wanda H. (4); writerteacher; 7218 Geiger Rd., 

Pigeon, MI 48755 

Reserves 
McCallum, Marvin H.; pastor; 12 E. Second, Monroe, MI 

48161 
Price, Carl E.; pastor; Box 466, Midland, MI 48460 
Horton, Robert E.; area assistant; 155 W. Congress #200, 

Detroit, >n 48226 
Bohnsack, Benjamin; pastor; 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette, MI 

49855 
Goudie, Robert F.; pastor; 8 Park St., Milan, MI 48160 
Shipley, Anthony J.; pastor; 10372 W. Chiago Blvd., Detroit, 

MI 48221 
Bamsey, Alfred T.; conference council director; 155 W. 

Congress #200, Detroit, MI 48226 
Titus, Phylemon H. Jr.; pastor: 18503 Gallagher, Detroit, MI 

48234 
Borradaile, Earl; judge; 601 Maxine, Da\ison, MI 48423 
Rench, Billie; homemaker; 2490 Clairmont, Owosso, MI 

48867 
Coffelt, Charles; accounts manager; 48881 Denton No. 38, 

Belleveille, ^^ 48111 
Doane, Helen Jean; nurse; 1805 Lrabrook, Flint, MI 48507 
Euper, Jackie; project director; 2050 Fairfield, Troy, MI 48084 
Karls, Harold; retired attorney; 20 Hammond, Saginaw, MI 

48602 
Tibbits, Lewis; camp manager; 450 No. Miller, Sebewaing, MI 

48759 
Arnold, Charles; banker; 695 Chicago Blvd., Detroit, MI 

48202 

East Ohio Annual Conference (24) 

Sec. D, Row 10, Seats 1-12 
Sec. D, Row 11, Seats 1-12 

*King, W. Maurice (7); district superintendent; 3500 Cleve- 
land Ave. N.W., Canton, OH 44709 

Olin, Judith A. (4); district superintendent; 30 W. Front St., 
Youngstown, OH 44503 

George L. Mark i2i: administrative assistant to the bishop; 
Box 2800, North Canton. OH 44720 

McCartney, William A. ilOi; school of theology faculty; 240 
No. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015 

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O'Donnell, Saranne P. (11); school of theology development 

director; 1810 Harvard Blvd., Dayton, OH 45406 
Johnson, Hobert B. (1); district superintendent; 723 Coshoc- 
ton Ave., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050 
Magaw, James E. (3); district superintendent; 125 No. 9th 

St., Cambridge, OH 43725 
Snyder, Robert D. (7); pastor; 300 So. Marion St., Cardington, 

OH 43315 
Brandyberry, Abraham L. (8); district superintendent; Box 

445, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 
Buchanan, John (6); conference council director; Box 2800, 

North Canton, OH 44720 
Palmer, Gregory V. (5); pastor; P. 0. Box 7550, Canton, OH 

44705 
Anderson, James (6); camp coordinator; 11727 Concord-Ham- 

den Rd., Painesville, OH 44077 
Anderson, Carolyn (4); executive director Black Methodists 

for Church Renewal; 601 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 

45406 
Letzler, Thomas (5); conference treasurer; Box 2800, North 

Canton, OH 44720 
Olin, Nathan (3); college student; 5221 Sampson Dr., Girard, 

OH 44420 
Monbarren, Thelma (11); school of theology director of public 

relations; 1810 Harvard Blvd., Dayton, OH 45406 
Dunlap, Catherine M. (11); school of theology administrator; 

540 Executive Blvd., Delaware, OH 43015 
Thompson, Jean (10); homemaker; 3726 Harvard Ave. N.W., 

Canton, OH 44709 
Washington, Stanley (9); postal worker; 843 Miami Ave., 

Youngstown, OH 44505 
LeSuer, Arlene (1); homemaker; 26626 Chardon Rd., Rich- 
mond Heights, OH 44143 
*Manuel, Filipe Martins Sebastiao ( ); pastor; Box 9, Malange, 

Angola 
Da Silveira, Joao Augusto ( ); Box 9, Malange, Angola 
Moore, Thomas (8); broadcasting executive; Box 789, Bucyrus, 

OH 44820 
Clymer, Betty (2); business manager; 250 Cedarwood Dr., 

Lexington, OH 44904 
White, Leonard B. (7); retired educator; 2955 Boggs Rd., 

Zanesville, OH 43701 

Reserves 

Harvey, William R.; pastor; 120 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Canton, 

OH 44702 
Slack, Sam L.; director pastoral counseling program; 1201 

30th St. N.W., Canton, OH 44709 
Bibbee, Kenneth E.; pastor; 1069 Cooper Dr., Ashland, OH 

44805 
Althouse, A. Jay; hospital chaplain; 2600 6th St. S.W., 

Canton, OH 44710 
Bixler, V. Ned; children's home development director; 202 E. 

Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017 
Dyck, Sally; pastor; 2552 So. Taylor Rd., Cleveland, OH 44118 
Zagray, Allan H.; district superintendent; 251 E. Mill St., 

Akron, OH 44308 
Chalker, Kenneth W.; pastor; 3000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 

OH 44115 
Rollins, Benita; pastor; 105 W. Princeton, Youngstown, OH 

44507 



Bailey, George E.; pastor; 6330 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129 
Kalas, J. Ellsworth; pastor; 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland, OH 

44118 
Weinland, William J.; conference council staff; Box 2800, 

North Canton, OH 44720 
Cox, Clyde Allen; district superintendent; 345 No. Market St., 

Wooster, OH 44691 
Hwang, Hyon Sang; physician; 4802 Greenbrier Dr., Girard, 

OH 44420 
Chase, Dottie; homemaker; 112 Crestwood, Willard, OH 

44890 
Maxwell, Cecil A.; dairy proucts manufacturer; 329 E. Main 

St., Cardington, OH 43315 
Green, Mareyjoyce; university professor; 16116 Judson Dr., 

Cleveland, OH 44128 
Chisholm, Patricia; homemaker; 117 W. Main St., Norwalk, 

OH 44857 
Spieth, Sharon C; director Christian education; 33248 

Redwood St., Avon Lake, OH 44012 
McCartney, Judy; teacher; 240 No. Sandusky St., Delaware, 

OH 43015 
Kellogg, Charles P. Sr.; general agency staff; 475 Riverside 

Dr. #350, New York, NY 10115 
Crouch, Edward; attorney; 1144 Huntingdon Bldg., Cleve- 
land, OH 44115 
Van Buren, Paul; general agency staff; P. 0. Box 840, 

Nashville, TN 37202 
Ponzani, Joe; dentist; P. 0. Box 241, Cadiz, OH 43907 
Hickson, Mary Jean; businesswoman; 371 No. High St., 

Mount Gilead, OH 43338 
Smith, Samuel; farmer; 37871 Barnes-Beth Rd., Bethesda, 

OH 43719 

Eastern Angola Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 17, Seats 3-4 

Eastern Pennsylvania Annual 
Conference (16) 

Sec. A, Row 9, Seats 1-12 

Sec. A, Row 10, Seats 1-4 

Cherry, William T. (6); pastor; 2116 Poplar St., Philadelphia, 

PA 19130 
Yrigoyen, Charles Jr. (4); general secretary; 2 Hemlock Lane, 

Morristown, NJ 07860 
Hassinger, Susan W. (7); district superintendent; 872 No. 

Parkway Rd., Allentown, PA 18104 
Edmond, Claude A. (3); pastor; 750-762 So. Broad St., 

Philadelphia, PA 19146 
Johnson, Alfred (8); conference staff; 406 Meadow Court, Glen 

Mills, PA 19342 
Good, Menno E. (10); district superintendent; 9504 Rising Sun 

Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19115 
Owens, Dale E. (5); conference business administrator; 78 So. 

Britton Rd., Springfield, PA 19064 
Brandenburg, Arthur L. (1); district superintendent; 12 

Farwood Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19151-1007 
*Barto, Reta T. (2); church volunteer; 123 W. 46th St., 

Reading, PA 19606 
Daugherty, Ruth A. (11); free-lance educator/volunteer; 892 

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Kessler, Greg (3); student; 141 Lenora Lane, Downingtown, 

PA 19335 
Nicholson, Anne D. (4); church volunteer; 4300 Hulmeville 

Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020-3830 
Simon, Blair (1); business leader; 409 So. 45th St., Philadel- 
phia, PA 19104 
Gibson, Thomas (5); financial planner; 3122 Club Drive, 

Allentown, PA 18103 
Hamilton, Hattie (7); retired educator; 5321 W. Berks St., 

Philadelphia, PA 19131 
Blaker, Fallon (9); highschool teacher science/computer; P. 0. 

Box 22, New Ringgold, PA 17960 
Reserves 
Myers, Stacy D. Jr.; pastor; 175 Ashley Rd., Sinking Spring, 

PA 19608 
Nichols, Henry H.; retired pastor; 328 W. Earlham Terrace, 

Philadelphia, PA 19144 
Myers, David M.; district superintendent; 1992 Park Plaza, 

Lancaster, PA 17601 
Kroehler, KentE.; pastor; 2005 Robindale Ave., Lancaster, PA 

17601 
Fife, David L.; pastor; 3915 Countrywood Lane, Hatboro, PA 

19040 
Williams, J. Dennis; district superintendent; 1725 Breck- 

enridge Rd. Rt. 1, Orwigsburg, PA 17961 
Cady, Susan A.; pastor; 6129 Greene St., Philadelphia, PA 

19144 
Palmer, Herbert E.; executive director metro ministries; 1225 

No. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122-4015 
Weigel, Charles E. Jr.; pastor; 538 Wesley Rd., Springfield, PA 

19064 
Hagan, Theodore N.; program director; 831 E. Rittenhouse 

St., Philadelphia, PA 19138 
Dickert, Marion; church volunteer; 900 Mickley Rd. #Gl-2, 

Whitehall, PA 18052 
Ortiz, Jorge; field engineer; 38 Peoria Lane, Sicklerville, PA 

08081 
Pratt, Jessie A.; volunteer; 6101 Morris St.; #113, Philadel- 
phia, PA 19144 
Price, Josephine; volunteer; 254 E. Walnut Lane, Philadel- 
phia, PA 19144 
Henderson, Betty A.; associate director metro ministries; 

3413 W. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132 
Myers, Joan; fiill-time volunteer; 1992 Park Plaza, Lancaster, 

PA 17601 
Derr, Donna F.; director social service agency; 625 Wagner 

Rd., Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 
Miller, Kelly; general agency staff; 5705 Virginian Rd., 

Philadelphia, PA 19141 



Estonia Provisional Annual Conference 

(2) 

Sec. B, Row 21, Seats 11-12 
*Pdrnaments, Olay (3); district superintendent; Methodist 

Centre, Apteegi 3, 200001 Talinn, Estonia; U.S.S.R. 
Korgemagi, Raivo (3); professor of music; Methodist Centre, 

Apteegi 3, 200001 Talinn, Estonia, U.S.S.R. 



Finland-Finnish Provisional Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 19, Seats 1-2 
*Mustonen, Antti (3); pastor; 17130 Vesivehmaa, Finland 
Nikula, Juhani (5); calculation chief; Gyldenintie 4 C28, 
00200 Helsinki, Finland 

Reserves 
Rajamas, Tapani; district superintendent; Lapintie 4B, 

33100 Tampere, Finland 
Heimonen, Pirjo; social worker; Leivontie 4B 18, 73300 
Nilsia, Finland 

Finland-Swedish Provisional Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 2, Seats 1-2 
Soderstrom, Gosta (3); pastor; Dobelnsgatan 15, 68600 

Jakobstad, Finland 
*Lundgren, Monica (2); foreign correspondent; Museigatan 29 

A5, 00100 Helsingfors 10, Finland 
Reserves 
Elfving, Bjorn; pastor; Radhusgatan 36, 65100 Vasa, Finland 
Vaxby, Kaija-Riikaa; pastor; Mannerheimgatan 17, 06100 

Borga, Finland 
Blomberg, Thar; pastor; Bolagsvagen 33, 02700 Grankulla, 

Finland 
Johansson, Gerd; theology student; Metodistkyrkan, Freds- 

gatan 12, 65100 Vasa, Finland 
Johansson, Annika; Mensas, 06750 Tolkis, Finland 
Lundgren, Svante; Karkulla 19/1, 21610 Kirjala, Finland 

Florida Annual Conference (28) 

Sec. A, Row 12, Seats 1-12 
Sec. A, Row 13, Seats 1-12 
Sec. A, Row 14, Seats 1-4 

* Jones, Jimmy S. (9); pastor; 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, FL 

32801 
Fannin, Robert E. (6); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

144880, Coral Gables, FL 33114 
Zimmerman, Eugene M. (4); district superintendent; 945 40th 

Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL 33703 
Ewing, E. Keith (5); district superintendent; 225 E. Duval St., 

Jacksonville, FL 32202 
Kammerer, CharleneP. (4); district superintendent; 1537 Lee 

Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303 
Wills, Richard J. (11); pastor; 4845 N.E. 25 Ave., Ft. 

Lauderdale, FL 33308 
Dell, Roosevelt Jr. (2); district superintendent; 404 Hibriton 

Way, Lakeland, FL 33802 < 

Sofge, J. Tom Jr. (5); conference associate council director; 

1705 Petersburg, Lakeland, FL 33803 
Brazelton, David L. (3); pastor; 321 Piney Ridge Rd., 

Casselberry, FL 32707 
Bledsoe, Robert D. (7); district superintendent; 1123 Buck- 
wood Dr., Orlando, FL 32806 
Harnish,JamesA. (10); pastor; 4851 S. Apopka-VinelandRd., 

Orlando, FL 32819 
Roughton, William Wesley (1); pastor; 110 E. New Haven 

Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901 



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Bronson, Oswald P. Sr. (8); college president; Bethune-Cook- 

man College, Daytona Beach, FL 32015 
Dinsmore, A. Bradford (3); pastor; 13102 Lake Magdalene 

Blvd., Tampa, FL 33618 
Roberts, Rodell F. (6); industrial psychologist; P. 0. Box 1783, 

Jacksonville, FL 32201 
Moxley, Jody Parks (1); homemaker; P. 0. Box 1445, 

Titusville, FL 32781 
Wilcox, Barbara B. (1); conference associate council director; 

P. 0. Box 3767, Lakeland, FL 33802 
Furman, Frank H. Jr. (11); insurance/real estate; P. 0. Box 

1927, Pompano Beach, FL 33061 
Bass, Ressie Mae (9); director state undocumented workers' 

program; 8400 N.W. 25th Ave. #42, Miami, FL 33147 
Bussey, Bess (11); conference associate council director; P. 0. 

Box 3767, Lakeland, FL 33802 
Hunter, Ann E. (7); secretary-treasurer; 736 S.E. 18 Ave., 

Ocala, FL 32671 
Cook, Polly L. (4); volunteer; 9000 S.W. 62 Ct., Miami, FL 

33156 
Berry, Beverley Claire (5); conference treasurer; P. 0. Box 

3767, Lakeland, FL 33802 
Hamilton, Tom W. (3); diaconal minister; 4845 N.E. 25 Ave., 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 
Pearce, Charles W. (7); chemical consultant; 18345 S.W. 256 

St., Homestead, FL 33031 
Crist, Dollie Watkins (2); professional volunteer; 4 Paddock 

Circle, Tequesta, FL 33469 
Rodriquez, Gene (10); retired businessman; 46 S.W. 135 Ave., 

Miami, FL 33284 
Gray, Ethel M. (8); retired; P. 0. Box 36, Hastings, FL 32045 

Reserves 
Crook, James R.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 250, 

Melbourne, FL 32902 
Gibbs, M. McCoy; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 15178, 

Gainesville, FL 32604 
Riddle, Barbara Williams; pastor; 3925 Red Bug Rd., 

Casselberry, FL 32707 
Sweat, J. Marvin Jr.; district superintendent; 1004 W. 

Magnolia St., Leesburg, FL 32748 
Kirkland, Jiles E.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 31060, 

Sarasota, FL 33582 
Rowan, James C; pastor; 72 Lake Morton, Lakeland, FL 

33801 
Temple, Robert Mickler Jr.; pastor; 526 W. Oak Dr., Lakeland, 

FL 33803 
Courtoy, Charles W.; pastor; P. 0. Box 1556, Dunedin, FL 

34697 
Acebo, Benito; pastor; 3939 S.W. 6 St., Miami, FL 33134 
Harrison, Ray; conference council director; P. 0. Box 3767, 

Lakeland, FL 33802 
Price, Thomas James Jr.; pastor; Box 819, Winter Park, FL 

32790 
Simon, John P.; pastor; 1750 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 
Hinshaw, Grant; director superintendent; 1605 Royal Palm 

Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33901 
Hunter, George G. HI; seminary dean/professor; Asbury 

Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY 40390 
Finklea, W. Ray; pastor; 2242 Bascom Way, Clearwater, FL 

33546 
Hamilton, Charles P.; pastor; 909 Granada Blvd., Jackson- 
ville, FL 32207 



Cahoon, Pamela A.; urban ministries; 4401 Garden Ave., 

West Palm Beach, FL 33405 
Goff, Hardin A.; retired; 8549 Santalia Ave., Jacksonville, FL 

32211 
Depp, William F.; retired; 6724 Colony Dr. So., St. Petersburg, 

FL 33705 
Weinberg, Nancy L.; preschool teacher; 409 4th PL, Merritt 

Island, FL 32953 
Dodge, David A.; diaconal minister; 3536 N.W. 8 Ave., 

Gainesville, FL 32605 
Bozard, James B.; retired corporation vice-president; 2774 

Boquette Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32217 
Inman, Jack C; insurance; 520 Virginia Ave., Winter Park, 

FL 32789 
Goode, James Lawrence; director lay renewal; 63 Fernwood 

Trail, DeLand, FL 32724 
Hatch, Leora Eileen; professional volunteer; 17500 S.W. 84 

Ct., Miami, FL 33157 
Carson, Kit; internal revenue service; 18663 S.W. 94 Ct., 

Miami, FL 33157 
Whitaker, Scott L.; attorney; 2251 N.W. 20 Ct., Gainesville, 

FL 32605 
Barnett, Marvin E.; retired; 195 E. Faith Terr., Maitland, FL 

32751 
Strickland, Allison; student; 3744C Donovan Dr., Tallahas- 
see, FL 32308 
Grant, John; state senator; 10025 Orange Grove Dr., Tampa, 

FL 33618 
Moore, Richard V.; retired college president; P. 0. Box 689, 

Daytona Beach, FL 32015 
Depp, Helen A.; homemaker; 6724 Colony Dr. So., St. 

Petersburg, FL 33705 
Jackson, Dolores B.; homemaker; 3209 Cranleigh Dr., 

Tallahassee, FL 32308 
Mitchell, Barbara M.; diaconal minister; 1021 Westlawn Dr., 

Jacksonville, FL 32211 

German Democratic Republic Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 1, Seats 11-12 
*Demmler, Gunter (11); district superintendent; Schnee- 

berger Str. 85, 9400 Aue, DDR 
Schneidereit, Harry (7); watchmaker; Joh.-R.-Becher-Str. 24, 

1100 Berlin, DDR 

Reserves 
Wittko, Fritz; district superintendent; Schroderstrasse 5, 1040 

Berlin, DDR 
Heidler, Hartmut; mathematician; Lossnitzer Str. 36, 9200 

Freiberg, DDR 

German Northwest Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 2, Seats 9-10 

*Marguardt, Manfred (4); professor school of theology; 

Hagstrasse 8, 7410 Reutlingen, West Germany 
Magdowski, Axel (7); office councillor; Bornimmer Str. 4, 1000 

Berlin 31, West Germany 

Reserves 
Lodewigs, Siegfried; pastor; Ludwigstrasse 6, 5630 Rems- 

cheid. West Germany 
Stein, Harold; pastor; Moordamm 45, 2087 Ellerbek, West 

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Steeger, Hans-Albert; pastor; Menzeistrasse 20, 4300 Essen 1, 

West Germany 
Griineke, Christel; pastor; Im Gterstkamp 2, 4937 Lage, West 

Germany 
Voigt, Karl Heinz; pastor; Koenigsallee 70, 1000 Berlin 33, 

West Germany 
Mohr, Helmut; pastor; Letterhausstrasse 25, 4700 Hamm, 

West Germany 
Robbe, Helmut; pastor; Weiherstrasse 3, 4600 Dortmund, 

West Germany 
Selle, Manfred; pastor; Menzeistrasse 20, 4300 Essen 1, West 

Germany 
Stein, Hans-Ulrich; pastor; Schildescher Str. 102, 4800 

Bielefeld, West Germany 
Herrmann, Hans-Wilhelm; judge; Bodelschwinghstrasse 27, 

4904 EngerAVestfalen, West Germany 
Zuther, Theofil; merchant; Moordamm 49, 2087 Ellerbek, 

West Germany 
Bormann, Giinther; merchant; Deutzmaimstrasse 3, 5650 

Solingen 19, West Germany 
Brose, Susanne; homemaker; Dijonstrasse 10, 2800 Bremen 1, 

West Germany 
Westphal, Wilhelm; merchant; Goltemstrasse 18, 3000 

Hsmnover 91, West Germany 
Lovasz, Johannes; manager; Suderbrook 12, 2093 Stelle- 

Ashausen, West Germany 
Albers, Siegfried; acting community director; Up de Gast 12, 

2981 Westerholt, West Germany 
Theysohn, Reinhard; manager; Bergstrasse 2, 3201 Holle 4, 

West Germany 
Schapp, Eva; homemaker; Blankenbergstrasse 8, 1000 Berlin 

41, West Germany 

German South Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 6, Seats 11-12 
*Jahreiss, Ulrich (11); district superintendent; Haeglen- 

strasse 60, D-7417 PfuUingen, West Germany 
Fischer, Heinz Paul (1); retired judge; Eichenweg 2, 7906 

Blaustein, West Germany 

Reserves 

Klaiber, Walter; dean theological seminary; Bellinoistrasse 

35, 7410 Reutlingen, West Germany 
Leonhardt Theo; district superintendent; Judtstrasse 15, 

8800 Ansbach, West Germany 
Schmolz, Werner; pastor; Burgenlandstrasse 106, 7000 

Stuttgart 30, West Germany 
Cramer, Andreas; pastor; Ludwigstrasse 12, 7180 Crailsheim; 

West Germany 
Stahl, Reiner; pastor; Friedrich-List-Strasse 69m 7030 

Boblingen, West Germany 
Waitzmann, Ludwig; director of social work; Schomberger 

Str. 9, 7290 Freudenstadt, West Germany 
Zeininger, Herbert; district superintendent; Birkenwald- 

strasse 204, 7000 Stuttgart 1, West Germany 
Besserer, Armin; pastor; Liststrasse 48, 7413 Gomaringen, 

West Germany 
Sackmann, Dieter; lecturer theological seminary; Bellino- 

strasse 35, 7410 Reutlingen, West Germany 
Knoller, Horst; pastor; Esslinger Str. 24, 7401 Pleizhausen, 

West Germany 



Bohringer, Norbert; director of youth work; Giebelstrasse 16, 

7000 Stuttgart 31, West Germany 
Browa, Johannes; advisor children's work; Giebelstrasse 16, 

7000 Stuttgart 31, West Germany 
Finkbeiner, Fritz; pastor; Karlstrasse 33, 7100 Heilbronn, 

West Germany 
Bolay, Walter; editor; Motorstrasse 36, 7000 Stuttgart 31, 

West Germany 
Mammel, Erich; pastor; Gugelstrasse 143, 8500 Niimberg 40, 

West Germany 
Rieker, Wolfgang; advisor missionary children's and youth 

work; Giebelstrasse 16, 7000 Stuttgart 31, West Germany 
Kircher, Kurt; director adult education; Giebelstrasse 16, 

7000 Stuttgart 31, West Germany 
Nollenberger, Paul; director deaconess program; Stadenstrasse 

60, 8500 Numberg 20, West Germany 
Fauser, Kurt; district director; Winzerstrasse 18/1, 1410 

Reutlingen-Mittelstadt, West Germany 
Wuchterl, Rudolf; survey director; Silcherstrasse 98, 7060 

Schomdorf, West Germany 
Speck, Heinz; bank manager; Gutenbergstrasse 26, 7301 

Deizisau, West Germany 
Bolay, Giinther; banker; Benzstrasse 13, 7255 Rutesheim, 

West Germany 
Witzig, Harmut; manager; Cheruskerstrasse 47, 7036 

Schonaich, West Germany 
Dillmann, Ilse; homemaker; Friedenstrasse 7, 7157 Murrhardt, 

West Germany 
Jeuther, Reinhold; contractor; Wezelstrasse 9, 7170 Schwabisch 

Hall, West Germany 
Klenert, Hermann; head law clerk; 7110 Ohringen- 

Unterohm, West Germany 
Aichele, Heinz; typesetter; Mutzenreisstrasse 15, 7302 

Ostfildem 2, West Germany 
Hetzner, Armin; engineer; Humboldtstrasse 40, 8800 

Ansbach, West Germany 
Seeger, Dora-Maria; homemaker; Cheruskerstrasse 9, 7000 

Stuttgart 40, West Germany 
Schert, Siegfried, teacher; Karlstrasse 21; 7053 Kemen i. R., 

West Germany 
Egler, Gerhard; lawyer; Kopsbuhl 68, 7730 Villingen- 

Schwenningen, West Germany 
Brunner, Anneliese; veterinarian; Urbanstrasse 49, 7000 

Stuttgart 1, West Germany 
Grasle, Paul; teacher; Augelbaumstrasse 12, 7105 Leingarten 

1, West Germany 
Brombach, Zeidina; homemaker; Hermann-Ehlers-Strasse 48 

#163, 7410 Reutlingen, West Germany 
Schlumberger, Karl; head law clerk; Konigstrasse 33, 7900 

Ulm, West Germany 
Fritz, Beatrice; homemaker; Watzmannstrasse 21, 7032 

Sindelfingen, West Germany 



German Southwest Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 3, Seats 3-4 
*Els, Albrecht (3); district superintendent; Rother Weingar- 

tenweg 5, 6332 Bad-Soden 2, West Germany 
Ade, Hans (8); highschool teacher; Curt-Goetz-Str. 95, 6500 

Mainz 33, West Germany 



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Reserves 

Stacker, Hans-Jiirgen; pastor; Zuckschwerdtstr. 42, 6230 

Frankfurt 80, West Germany 
Mann, Theodor; district superintendent; Auer Str. 20, 7500 

Karlsruhe 41, West Germany 
Kohlhammer, Reiner; pastor; Auf dem Miihlberg 30, 6000 

Frankfurt 70, West Germany 
Deiss Werner; pastor; Dotzheimer Str. 51, 6200 Wiesbaden, 

West Germany 
Vesen, Peter; pastor; Moltkestr. 3, 7520 Bruchsal, West 

Germany 
Winkmann, Giinter; pastor; Elkenbachstr. 36, 6000 Frankfurt 

1, West Germany 
Hennig, Manfred; lawyer; In den Wickgarten 13, 6233 

Kelkheim-Eppenhain, West Germany 
Jenth, Dietrich; bankclerk; Talmuhle 10, 6382 Friedrichsdorf 

3, West Germany 
Herrmann, Siegfried; teacher; Grenzweg 3, 7507 Pfinzthal/ 

Bah., West Germany 
Hertenstein, Volker; teacher; Bahweg 8, 7836 Bahlingen, 

West Germany 
Hensler, Gisela; homemaker; Maximilianstr. 28, 7530 Pforz- 
heim, West Germany 
Kunde, Dietmar; engineer; Gartnerweg 12, 6057 Dietzen- 

bach. West Germany 

The Methodist Church m Great Britain (4) 

Sec. B, Row 3, Seats 9-12 
Barrett, John C. (8); headmaster; Kent College, Pembury, 

Kent TN2 4AX, Great Britain 
*Beck, Brian E. (4); secretary, British Methodist Conference; 

1 Central Buildings, Westminster, London SWIH 9NH, 

Great Britain 
Phoenix, Sybil (2); local preacher; 67a Tressillian Road, 

London SE4 lYA, Great Britain 
Wass, Rosemary (7); president Women's Network; The Green, 

Fadmoor, York ¥06 6HY, Great Britain 



Holston Annual Conference (18) 

Sec. C. Row 7, Seats 1-12 

Sec. C, Row 8, Seats 7-12 

Looney, Richard C. (1); pastor; 2137 Cherokee Blvd., 

Knoxville, TN 37919 
Marchbanks, Paul Y. (3); district superintendent; P. O. Box 

674, Tazewell, VA 24651 
Goodgame, Gordon C. (7); pastor; P. 0. Box 208, Chattanooga, 

TN 37401 
Carder, Kenneth L. (4); pastor; P. 0. Box 567, Oak Ridge, TN 

37831-0567 
Timberlake, Richard H. (11); pastor; 11020 Roane Dr., 

Knoxville, TN 37922 
Baker, TedF. (10); district superintendent; 400 No. Boone St., 

Johnson City, TN 37605 
Taylor, Mary Virginia (6); pastor; E. Center St., Kingsport, 

TN 37664 
Lippse, Charles E. (5); pastor; P. 0. Box 1336, Johnson City, 

TN 37605 
Howard, John N. (2); pastor; 4315 Brainerd Rd., Chattanoo- 
ga, TN 37411 



*Henderson, Jean (10); homemaker; Rt. 2, Box 1089, 

Cleveland, TN 37312-9760 
Laycock, Evelyn (3); professor; Hiwassee College, Madison- 

ville, TN 37354 
Ailor, Earl (9); attorney; 3905 Kenilworth Dr., Knoxville, TN 

37919 
Groseclose, Alan D. (5); attorney; P. 0. Box 1440, Pulaski, VA 

24301 
Kincheloe, Beatrice G. (7); retired; 631 Fiflh St., Bristol, TN 

37620 
Hicks, W. Sue (11); conference staff; P. 0. Box 1178, Johnson 

City, TN 37605 
Wilcox, Margaret H. (1); homemaker; 420 Holston Dr., 

Greeneville, TN 37743 
Bondurant, Lillian K. (2); homemeiker; 205 Fairway Dr., 

Radford, VA 24141 
Stames, Paul M. (8); educatorAegislator; 4004 Patton Dr., 

Chattanooga, TN 37412 



Reserves 

Austin, Fred Lewis; pastor; Church & Cherry Sts., Marion, 

VA 24354 
Trundle, John Nelson; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

3482, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 
Carter, William J.; conference council director; P. 0. Box 

1178, Johnson City, TN 37605 
Fox, H. Eddie; general agency staff; P. 0. Box 840, Nashville, 

TN 37202 
Bowles, Albert J. Jr.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1548, 

Maryville, TN 37802-1548 
Ripley, John E.; district superintendent; 3606 Western Ave., 

Knoxville, TN 37921 
Schofield, Curtis R.; college president; Hiwassee College, 

Madisonville, TN 37354 
Bostick, Frank Merritt; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 925, 

Wytheville, VA 24382-0925 
Ball, James Monroe Jr.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

80353, Chattanooga, TN 37411 
Balch, William Hiram; conference pastoral counseling center; 

P. 0. Box 11328, Knoxville, TN 37939-1328 
Cale, Melissa; college student; 1170 W. Lee Hwy., Wytheville, 

VA 24382 
Ensminger, J. Neal; retired; 619 E. Madison, Athens, TN 

37301 
Lundy, John Thomas; retired; 2883 Old Britain Circle, 

Chattanooga, TN 37421 
Oliphant, George W.; division director; 106 Wendover Circle, 

Oak Ridge, TN 37830 
Johnson, Michael; student; 710 Goose Creek Rd., Bristol, VA 

24201 
Bailey, William P.; physician; 1314 Woodland Ave., Johnson 

City, TN 37601 
Shufflebarger, Emmett G.; education supervisor; 206 Tenth 

St., Radford, VA 24141 
Gaddis, James H.; school superintendent; Rt. 1, Box 66, 

Parrottsville, TN 37843 
Reasor, Jackson E. Jr.; bank trust officer; 620 Summitt St., 

Bluefield, VA 24605 
Hamilton, Brice F.; postal service; 379 Dunbar St., Kingsport, 

TN 37660-5115 



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(2) 

Sec. A, Row 1, Seats 3-4 
*Antonia, Wladar (8); pastor; Kuert-U. 4, H-5000 Szolnok, 

Hungary 
Lajos, Hanula (7); engineer; Komaromi-U. 10, H-1162 

Budapest, Hungary 

Reserves 
Frigyes, Hecker; conference superintendent; Felsoeerdoesor 5, 

H-1068 Budapest, Hungary 
Szuhdnszi, Istvdn; pastor; Szinhaz-U. 6, H-4400 Nyiregyhaza, 

Hungary 
Csemik, Eva; teacher; Dimitrov-U. 8, H-7400 Kaposuar, 

Hungary 
Schauennann, Henrik; engineer; Kedves-U. 28, H-7628, Pecs, 

Hungary 



Iowa Annual Conference (24) 

Sec. B, Row 5, Seats 1-12 

Sec. B, Row 6, Seats 1-12 

*Moore, Leroy W. (11); assistant to bishop; 1019 Chestnut, Des 

Moines, lA 50309 
Cotton, William D. (4); district superintendent; 302 So. Park, 

Creston, lA 50801 
Kail, Edward A. (7); district superintendent; 408 Bryan Rd., 

Ottumwa, lA 52501 
Ough, Bruce R. (3); conference council director; 1019 

Chestnut, Des Moines, lA 50309 
Richardson, Arthur W. (4); college president; 935 4th Ave. 

S.E., LeMars, lA 51031 
Ackerson, Merlin J. (2); district superintendent; 1012 W. 11th 

St., Spencer, lA 51301 
Carver, Donald L. (1); director urban ministry; 1628 E. 

Mitchell, Waterloo, lA 50702 
Mather, P. Boyd (9); director Later-church forum; 5715 Walnut 

Hill Ave., Des Moines, lA 50312 
Kiesey, Deborah L. (10); pastor; 603 W. Washington, Wash- 
ington, lA 52353 
Hoover, Joan S. (8); district superintendent; 3473 Crestwood 

Dr., Dubuque, lA 52001 
Nichols, Frank A. (5); pastor; 2237 Fairhaven Rd., Davenport, 

lA 52803 
Daniel, Christopher J. (6); pastor; 1403 24th & Hoover, Ames, 

lA 50010 
Moore, Kathryn (3); staff community center; 2828 Bennett 

Ave., Des Moines, lA 50310 
Mendenhall, Don (9); conference council consultant; 1019 

Chestnut, Des Moines, lA 50309 
Ridenour, Don (4); farmer; RR, Keswick, lA 50136 
Goldman, June (1); lecturer; RR, Box 6509, Spirit Lake, lA 

51360 
Stephenson, Janet E. (8); lab technician; 322 Hickory Dr., 

Ames, lA 50010 
Girton, Bruce (5); conference treasurer; 1019 Chestnut, Des 

Moines, lA 50309 
Carver, Phil (7); musician; P. 0. Box 386, Mitchell ville, lA 

50169 
Campney, JoAnne (9); refugee sponsor recruiter; 1711 

Woodland, Des Moines, lA 50309 



Curran, Dorothy (10); homemaker; 62 Lakeview Dr., Mason 

City, lA 50401 
Christensen, Naomi (11); farmer; Rt. 1, Box 151, Hastings, lA 

51540 
Lux, William E. (6); poultrvman; Rt. 1, Box 43A, Delhi, M 

52223 
Sayers, Marian (2); farmer; Rt. 2, Box 118, Humboldt, LA. 

50548 

Reserves 
Ward, Martha D.; pastor; 312 Alta Vista Ave., Waterloo, lA 

50703 
White, George A.; pastor; 401 Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, lA 

53641 
Kennedy, Stanley C; district superintendent; 120 Zenith Dr., 

Council Bluffs, lA 51501 
Trusheim, Rudolf; pastor; 930 Sunrise Blvd., Waterloo, L^ 

50701 
Allen, Nancy L.; conference council program staff; 1019 

Chestnut, Des Moines, L^. 50309 
Whitenack, Weldon A.; district superintendent; 601 34th St. 

Place, West Des Moines, LA 50265 
Mequi, Bonifacio B. Jr.; district superintendent; 1620 No. 

23rd St., Fort Dodge, lA 50501 
Moore, Lester L.; district superintendent; 2906 Bonnie Dr., 

Muscatine, LA. 52761 
Scott, Keith L.; district superintendent; 3428 Brandywine Rd., 

Mason City, lA 50401 
LaVelle, Larry D.; pastor; 3929 Muskogee Ave., Des Moines, 

LA 50312 
Vogel, Dwight W.; pastor; 1722 Churchill Dr., Dubuque, lA 

52001 
Tabelisma, Emmanuel A.; pastor; P. 0. Box 6, Dunlap, lA 

51529 
Jayne, Carlos C. Jr.; urban minister; 3404 Rutland, Des 

Moines, L^. 50311 
McLeam, Lynne; student; Rt. 1, Box 363, Montrose, lA 52639 
Nolte, Beverly M.; travel agent; P. 0. Box 125, Colfax, lA 

50054 
Ritter, Edwin N.; printer; 1003 No. Chestnut, Creston, LA 

50801 
Lee, Yong; professor; 2027 Polk Dr., Ames, lA 50010 
Ellsworth, Jimmie Ruth; diaconal minister; 201 E. Nebraska, 

Algona, L^ 50511 
Stanley, David; lawyer; P. 0. Box 209; Muscatine, lA 52761 
Guillermo, Artemio R.; public relations consultant; 5225 

Fjord Dr., Cedar Falls, lA 50613 
Kennedy, Esther, R.; secretary; 120 Zenith Dr., Council 

Bluffs, lA 51501 
Felkner, Myrtle E.; Christian educator; Rt. 2, Centerville, lA 

52544 
Larson, Ryan; youth; Rt. 1, Frost, MN 56033 
Meyer, Margaret E.; retired teacher; 4319 Brown St., 

Davenport, L^ 52806 
Vogel, Linda; diaconal minister; 1722 Churchill, Dubuque, lA 

52001 
Van Voorst, Harlan J.; teacher; Richland, L^ 52585 

Kansas East Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. D, Row 20, Seats 1-8 
*Dorsey, Frank L. (1); pastor; 5400 W. 75th St., Prairie 
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Schenck, Carl L. (5); pastor; 5010 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas 

City, KS 66104 
Howell, H. Sharon (9); conference council director; Box 4187, 

Topeka, KS 66604 
Moore, Lloyd C. (11); pastor; P. 0. Box 423, Gamett, KS 66032 
Stumbo, John E. (7); attorney; 2887 MacVicar, Topeka, KS 

66611 
Fooshee, Dale L. (2); farmer; Rt. 2, Gamett, KS 66032 
Nelson, Betty J. (3); president UMW; 4100 Munson, Topeka, 

KS 66604 
Montgomery, Darlene (10); lay worker; 5442 S. W. 12th 

Terrace #2, Topeka, KS 66604 
Reserves 
Pope, Alton R.; district superintendent; 4201 S. W. 15th, 

Topeka, KS 66604 
Grabber, Jean Marie; pastor; 5110 Cedar St., Roeland Park, 

KS 66205 
Gregory, Marilyn D.; pastor; 2nd & Lincoln, Chanute, KS 

66720 
Stoneking, John D.; pastor; 612 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS 66502 
Simmons, Norman R.; pastor; Box 327, Emporia, KS 66801 
Jones, M. M.; retired; Rt. 4, Box 305, Coffeyville, KS 66337 
Yokvmi, Rena M.; diaconal minister; Box 8050, Prairie 

Village, KS 66208 
Krestine, Marie; youth; 8090 Gleason Rd., Lenexa, KS 66227 
Schwinn, Esther; homemaker; Rt. 2, Box 79, McLouth, KS 

66054 
Kallaus, Caryl; homemaker; 310 W. Euclid, Pittsburg, KS 

66762 

Kansas West Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 1, Seats 1-10 
Blake, Bruce P. (11); college president; 110 College, Winfield, 

KS 67156 
Crickard, Elsie J. (10); pastor; 2010 W. 56th, Hutchinson, KS 

67502 
Jones, Jon W. (3); district superintendent; 100 East Claflin, 

Salina, KS 67401 
Tittle, Omer G. (2); district superintendent; 454 Waverly Dr., 

Wichita, KS 67218 
Iwig, James H. (4); district superintendent; 504 Annette, 

Dodge City, KS 67801 
*McReynolds, Marvin D. (6); rancher; 9 Hillcrest, Stockton, 

KS 67669 
Scheer, Dennis H. (5); conference treasurer; 151 No. Volutsia, 

Wichita, KS 67214 
Harms, Avenell R. (1); adjunct college instructor; 836 No. 4th 

Rt. 1, Wakeeney, KS 67672 
Sanchez, Martha L. (7); Christian educator; 1520 Skyview, 

Wichita, KS 67212 
Gillaspie, Juanita M. (9); homemaker; Box 28, Rozel, KS 

67574 

Reserves 
Osborn, Chester L.; district superintendent; 101 W. 30th, 

Hutchinson, KS 67502 
Raines, Daniel C; pastor; 2932 No. Vassar, Wichita, KS 

67214 
Warner, Nicholas S.; pastor; 901 E. Neal, Salina, KS 67401 
Reed, James R.; pastor; 431 So. Woodlawn, Derby, KS 67037 
Stanton, Marshall P.; college president; 151 Aspen Rd., 

Salina, KS 67401 



Dunlap, E. Dale; educator; 4841 Belinder Ct., Shawnee 

Mission, KS 66205 
Holler, Martin L.; pastor; 215 N. 3rd St.; Arkansas City, KS 

67005 
Shull, Cleo Beth; retired teacher; 135 No. 3rd, Box 395, 

Dighton, KS 67839 
Childs, Steven P.; attorney; 805 Bannock Bum, Hutchinson, 

KS 67502 
Sheldon, Barbara P.; conference council associate director; 

151 No. Volutsia, Wichita, KS 67214 
Graves, Andrea R.; college student; 406 E. 13th, Concordia, 

KS 66901 
Mugler, Walter; farmer; Rt. 2, Wakefield, KS 67487 
James, Barbara L.; attorney; 1240 No. Chautauqua, Wichita, 

KS 67214 
Shelor, Charlene N.; homemaker; 1217 Harding, Great Bend, 

KS 67530 

Kentucky Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. C, Row 2, Seats 9-12 

Sec. C, Row 3, Seats 9-12 

*Jennings, William R. (11); pastor; 207 Washington St., 

Frankfort, KY 40601 
Seamands,DavidA. (1); seminary professor; 115 Fairway Dr., 

Nicholasville, KY 40356 
Hunter, Harold G. (5); district superintendent; 3000 Belhaven 

Dr., Russell, KY 41169 
Gwinn, Alfred W. Jr. (7); pastor; 1716 So. Limestone St., 

Lexington, KY 40503 
Litton, Alice E. (10); accountant; 199 Elizaville Ave., 

Flemingsburg, KY 41041 
Hager, C. R. (6); higher education; 110 Paddock Dr., 

Nicholasville, KY 40356 
Hail, Phyllis (3); conference council associate director; P. 0. 

Box 5107, Lexington, KY 40555 
Kemper, John Q. (9); insurance adjuster; 1626 Elliott Ave., 

Ashland, KY 41101 

Reserves 
Gibson, Raymond W. Jr.; conference coimcil director; P. 0. 

Box 5107, Lexington, KY 40555 
Russell, George L.; retired pastor; 3712 Kittiwake Dr., 

Lexington, KY 40502 
Arnold, Walter L.; district superintendent; 1020 E. Main St., 

Frankfort, KY 40601 
Turkington, Charles G.; pastor; 2400 Forest Ave., Ashland, 

KY 41101 
McLendon, Olive J.; homemaker; 586 Bob-o-Link Dr., 

Lexington, KY 40503 
Marshall, Stella A.; retired shipping clerk; 451 Douglas Ave., 

Lexington, KY 40508 
Jones, Dale E.; systems engineer; 273 Kenlock Dr. , Lexington, 

KY 40503 
Burberry, Keith A.; student; P. 0. Box 512, Berea, KY 40403 

Liberia Annual Conference (4) 

Sec. D, Row 18, Seats 1-4 
*Doe, D. Seah (7); pastor; P. 0. Box 1010, Monrovia, Liberia 
Brewer, Daniel S. (4); professor; P. 0. Box 1010, Monrovia, 
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Grisby, Martha J. (1); teacher; P. 0. Box 1010, Monrovia, 

Liberia 
Armstrong, C. Wesley (8); professor; University of Liberia, 

Monrovia, Liberia 

Reserves 
Jaiah, Pricila Legay; pastor; P. 0. Box 69, Yekepa, Liberia 
Karblee, James; pastor; 671 Beckwith St., S.W., Atlanta, GA 

30314 
Kulah, Benedict; principal high school; P. 0. Box 1010, 

Monrovia, Liberia 
Nuemah, B. Tarleh; president young adults; P. 0. Box 1010, 

Monrovia, Liberia 

Little Rock Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. B, Row 3, Seats 1-8 
Miles, John P. (3); pastor; 321 Pleasant Valley Dr., Little 

Rock, AR 72212 
Wilson, David B. (6); district superintendent; 200 No. Pine, 

Hope, AR 71801 
Hale, Ralph E. (5); district superintendent; 484 Elaine Ave., 

Camden, AR 71701 
Connell, F. Gladwin (8); pastor; 1101 No. Mississippi, Little 

Rock, AR 72207 
*Fish, Doris M. (7); homemaker; 12620 Meyer Dr., Mabelvale, 

AR 72103 
Loyd, Marilynn (1); homemaker; P. 0. Box 743, Lake Village, 

AR 71653 
Wyime, Robin (9); attorney; 603 Center St., Fordyce, AR 

71742 
Burton, Laveme (11); homemaker; 106 Meadow Dr., Hot 

Springs, AR 71913 

Reserves 
Jones, Chester; pastor; 3301 Romine Rd., Little Rock, AR 

72204 
Walker, John F.; pastor; 1500 Olive, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 
Murray, Alvin C; pastor; 715 Center, Little Rock, AR 72201 
Waller, Maxine; secretary; 2317 Vancouver, Little Rock, AR 

72204 
Argue, James B. Jr.; director United Methodist Foundation; 

13409 St. Charles, Little Rock, AR 72211 
Bonsall, Leona; homemaker; Rt. 6, Box 223F, Prescott, AR 

71857 



Louisiana Annual Conference (12) 

Sec. D, Row 4, Seats 1-12 
* Arnold, Tracy R. (4); pastor; 2727 Jackson St., Alexandria, 

LA 71301 
Norris, Alfred L. (11); seminEiry president; 653 Beckwith St. 

S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314 
Woodland, J. Philip (1); pastor; 3350 Dalrymple Dr., Baton 

Rouge, LA 70802 
Branton, L. Ray (3); pastor; 101 Live Oak, Lafayette, LA 

70503 
McClain, Joe W. (9); pastor; 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 

70802 
Poole, James M. (2); pastor; 411 Second St., Natchitoches, LA 

71457 
Carruth, Nancy M. (8); businesswoman; P. 0. Box 267, 

Bunkie, LA 71322 



Blanchard, Hubert M. (7); retired; P. 0. Drawer 29, Sulphur, 

LA 70664 
Boiling, Pat (6); student; 117 Willow, Homer, LA 71040 
Ward, Amy (10); volunteer; 500 Walker St., New Orleans, LA 

70124 
Porter, John T. (5); self-employed; 236 Ashley Dr., Shreveport, 

LA 71105 
Fugler, Sara S. (1); secretary-treasurer; P. 0. Box 144, 

Greensburg, LA 70441 

Reserves 

Andrews, Christopher; pastor; 1000 W. Woodward Ave., 

Ruston, LA 71270 
Calvin, George W. C; district superintendent; 3401 Canal St., 

New Orleans, LA 70119 
Winn, Carole Cotton; pastor; 621 Bayou Black Dr. , Houma, LA 

70360 
Duerson, George A.; district superintendent; 2013 MacArthur 

Dr. Bldg #2, Alexandria, LA 71301 
Campbell, Alonzo J.; pastor; 4533 Mendez St., New Orleans, 

LA 70126 
Lee, John M.; pastor; 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 

71112 
Smith, Woodrow W.; district superintendent; 816 Kirkman, 

Lake Charles, LA 70601 
Peeples, William D.; pastor; 360 Robert Rd., Slidell, LA 70458 
Brumfield, Welton Jr.; automobile dealer; 206 LaSare Dr., 

Amite, LA 70422 
Dew, S. Jack; businessman; 441 Dew Lane, West Monroe, LA 

71291 
Caraway, J. Jay; attorney; P. 0. Drawer 1126, Shreveport, LA 

71163 
Stewart, Carl E.; judge; 6234 Sonhaven Dr., Shreveport, LA 

71119 
Taylor, Dorothy Mae; councilwoman; 4801 Mirabeau Ave., 

New Orleans, LA 70126 
McCammon, Janelle G.; retired; 161 Emerite Dr., Lafayette, 

LA 70506 
Barr, Mary Margaret; homemaker; 200 Fairfield Dr., Ruston, 

LA 71270 
Kawasaki, Matt; naval architect; 1002 Michigan Ave., Slidell, 

LA 70458 



Louisville Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. D, Row 1, Seats 1-10 
"Thomas, Wallace E. (3); district superintendent; 1115 So. 

Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203 
Webster, RoyE. mi); pastor; P. 0. Box 97, Elizabethtown, KY 

42701 
McAdams, Emil D. (8); pastor; 2000 Douglass Blvd., Louis- 
ville, KY 40205 
Willen, Howard H. (11); pastor; 201 E. 4th St., Owensboro, KY 

42301 
Rodgers, N. Alex (10); pastor; 2817 Hikes Lane, Louisville, 

KY 40218 
Dixon, J. D. (1); county extension agent; P. 0. Box 10, 

Hawesville, KY 42348 
Peters, Rhoda Anne (4); diaconal minister; 1911 Hurstboume 

Circle, Louisville, KY 40220 
Woods, George C. (6); social worker; 4002 San Marcos Rd., 

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Hein, Robert W. (5); retired; 430 Kaelin Dr., Louisville, KY 

40207 
Minton, John D. (9); retired university professor; 645 

Ridgecrest Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42101 
Reserves 
Shepherd, J. Paul; pastor; 4613 Southern Parkway, Louis- 
ville, KY 40214 
Lile, Roy K.; pastor; P. 0. Box 229, Greenville, KY 42345 
Goins, Edgar S.; pastor; 2330 Algonquin Pkwy., Louisville, 

KY 40216 
Eblen, Thomas W.; pastor; P. 0. Box 249, Central City, KY 

42330 
Lamar, Charles L.; attorney; 208 W. 3rd St., Owensboro, KY 

42301 
Milton, Dorothy L.; homemaker; 4907 Kay, Louisville, KY 

40299 
Wetzel, Nancy D.; piano teacher; Rt. 5, Box 86, Franklin, KY 

42134 
Atkinson, John W.; hospital controller; 4001 So. Griffith Ave., 

Owensboro, KY 42301 

Maine Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 4, Seats 5-6 
*Ives, S. Clifton (11); district superintendent; 15 Pleasant 

Ave., Portland, ME 04103 
Abbott, Beverly J. (7); conference council director; P. 0. Box 

277, Winthrop, ME 04364 

Reserves 
Woods, Vicki; pastor; 33 Union St., Bath, ME 04530 
Lee, Kwan Y.; pastor; Box 3, Eliot, ME 03903 
Hamilton, Richard M.; district superintendent; 211 W. 

Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 
Gross, Richard; librarian; 51 Googin St., Lewiston, ME 04240 
Danforth, Merrill; retired; Rt. lA, Box 568, Gardiner, ME 

04345 
Davenport, Susan; student; 339 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 

04401 



Memphis Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. D, Row 8, Seats 1-10 
Dunnam, Maxie D. (11); pastor; 4488 Poplar Ave., Memphis, 

TN 38117 
Blankenship, Paul F. (7); pastor; P. 0. Box 448, Covington, 

TN 38019 
Wilson, Earl Jr. (3); conference associate council director; 575 

Lambuth Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301 
Peck, Ora B. (4); pastor; P. 0. Box 220; Bardwell, KY 42023 
Archer, John W. (1); pastor; 27 Church St., Lexington, TN 

38351 
*Brewster, Jerry G. (6); dentist; 5144 Pilgrim, Memphis, TN 

38116 
Bond, R. H. (2); retired telephone company; Rt. 1, Box 206, 

Dyersburg, TN 38024 
Whitworth, Virginia L. (10); librarian; 145 Sylvan Dr., 

Camden, TN 38320 
Pevahouse, Joe N. (5); pharmacist; 210 W. Sixth St., 

Henderson, TN 38340 
Stephenson, Roy C. (8); conference associate council director; 

575 Lambuth Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301 



Reserves 

Bailey, William P. Jr.; pastor; P. 0. Box 11809, Memphis, TN 

38111-0809 
Kirchoff, Rick B.; conference associate council director; 575 

Lambuth Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301 
Henton, Jack H.; pastor; 480 So. Highland, Memphis, TN 

38111 
Douglass, Paul F.; conference council director; 575 Lambuth 

Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301 
Milliard, David M. Jr.; pastor; 6468 Messick, Memphis, TN 

38138 
Wagley, Martha B.; pastor; 1362 So. Prescott, Memphis, TN 

38111 
May, Rebecca; homemaker; 7 Woodmere, Jackson, TN 38301 
Johnson, Emma Tom; retired guidance counselor; 523 E. 

McLemore Ave., Memphis, TN 38106 
Stone, James; insurance agent; P. 0. Box 164, Union City, TN 

38261 
Clarke, John Timothy; college student; 5095 Elvis Presley 

Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116 
VanCleave, Roger D.; farmer/agri-business; Rt. 4, Box 450, 

Martin, TN 38237 
Leathers, Leanne; secretary; 3402 Joslyn Ave., Memphis, TN 

38128 

The Methodist Church of Mexico (2) 

Sec. A, Row 1, Seats 1-2 
*Herrera, Elias Herndndez; pastor; Apartado Postal 36, 42000 

Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico 
Rfos, Roberto Bueno; engineer; Aleutianas 480, Colonia Vista 

Hermosa, 64620 Monterrey, N. L., Mexico 

Middle Philippines Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 21, Seats 1-2 
*Ramos, Norberto M. (2); pastor; Quebadia, Obando, Bulacan, 

The Philippines 
Beltran, Rodolfo C. (10); attorney; 659 Mabini Ext., Cabana- 

tuan City, The Philippines 

Reserves 
Mendillo, Eugenio G.; Tarlac Student Center; 1518 Zamora 

St., Tarlac, Tarlac, The Philippines 
Tabelisma, Ernesto; pastor; Polo, Valenzuela, Metro Manila, 

The Philippines 
Flores, Jose; Philippines Wesleyan University; Cabanatuan 

City, The Philippines 
Padang, Jose; pastor; 929 Liang, Malolos, Bulacan, The 

Philippines 
Valdez, Bonifacio; pastor; Calizon, Calumpit, Bulacan, The 

Philippines 
Magno, Catalino; pastor; Tarlac, Tarlac, The Philippines 
Macaso, Alberto; pastor; Maria Aurora, Aurora, The Philip- 
pines 
Padolina, Samuel; pastor; 616 Mabini Ext., Cabanatuan City, 

The Philippines 
Miguel, Romeo; pastor; Sanciangco St., Cabanatuan City, The 

Philippines 
Garong, Geronimo; school of theology; P. 0. Box 841, Manila, 

The Philippines 
Guia, Cedar de; pastor; General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, The 

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Parong, Trifuno; Aurora Wesleyan High School; Maria 
Aurora, Aurora, The Philippines 

Calma, Homer; pastor; Bamban, Tarlac, The Philippines 

Garcia, Roger; pastor; Concepcion, Tarlac, The Philippines 

Ocampo, Generoso; pastor; San Sebastian, Hagonoy, Bulacan, 
The Philippines 

Pascual, Abelardo; pastor; Talavera, Nueva Ecija, The 
Philippines 

Halili, Roger; pastor; Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga, The 
Philippines 

Castro, Rosalino; pastor; Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, The 
Philippines 

Roque, Nathanael; pastor; Liang, Malolos, Bulacan, The 
Philippines 

Gallema, Marcelo; pastor; Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija, The 
Philippines 

Tuazon, Digna; homemaker; 213 Yale St., Marizal Subdivi- 
sion, Angeles City, The Philippines 

Capistrano, Melanio; attorney; PCI Bank Bldg. #409, 
Dasmarinas, Binondo, Manila, The Philippines 

Ladignon, Conrado; Gapan, Nueva Ecija, The Philippines 

Sarmenta, Pantaleon; Aduas, Cabanatuan City, The Philip- 
pines 

Mendillo, Magdalena; Tarlac Student Center; 1518 Zamora 
St., Tarlac, Tarlac, The Philippines 

Padolina, Leticia; homemaker; 616 Mabini Extension, Ca- 
banatuan City, The Philippines 

Inigo, David; %UMC, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, The Philip- 
pines 

Macaso, Ceferina; %UMC, Maria Aurora, Aurora, The 
Philippines 

Castillo, Bernardo; 4421 J. Garcia St., Poblacion, Plaridel, 
Bulacan, The Philippines 

Reyes, Ruben T.; judge, 1466 Vicente Cruz cor. Dimasalang, 
Sampaloc, Manila, The Philippines 

Macapagal, Pantas; %UMC, Sanciangco St., Cabanatuan 
City, The Philippines 

Magpantay, Yolanda; UMC, Kalikid Norte, Cabanatuan 
City, The Philippines 

Sadsad, Catalina; homemaker; Bancal, Meycauayan, Bula- 
can, The Philippines 

Santos, Esther delos; government attorney; Citizens Legal 
Assistance Office, Dept. of Justice, P. Faura, Manila, The 
Philippines 

Galang, Ernesto; Philippines Wesleyan University; Cabana- 
tuan City, The Philippines 

Buenaventura, Valiant; %UMC Atlag, Malolos, Bulacan, The 
Philippines 

Domingo, Myma; Rev. Eugenio Mendillo, 1518 Zamora St., 
Tarlac, Tarlac, The Philippines 

Corpuz, Jacinta; Philippines Wesleyan University; Cabana- 
tuan City, The Philippines 

Javier, Benjie; %UMC, Bulacan, Bulacan, The Philippines 

Feliciano, Angela; %Rev. Eugenio Mendillo, 1518 Zamora St., 
Tarlac, Tarlac, The Philippines 

Mindanao Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 20, Seats 1-2 
*Bilog, Francisco B. (11); pastor; 104-1 C. M. Recto St., Davao 

City, Philippines 9501 
Nicolas, Efraim C. (8); extension specialist; Agricultural 



Training Institute, Bual Norte, Midsayap, Cotabato, Phil- 
ippines 9330 

Reserves 

Ladia, Roberto; pastor; Branscomb UMC, Kidapawan, Cota- 
bato, Philippines 

Hermano, Santos; pastor; UMC, Bannawag, Kabacan, Cota- 
bato, Philippines 

Durson, Pedro; district superintendent; Bansalan, Davao Sur, 
Philippines 

Pascua, David; pastor; 113 Cor. Capistrano-Abellanesa St., 
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines 

Miguel, Samuel; pastor; UMC, Valencia, Bukidnon, Philip- 
pines 

Rufino, Valentin; pastor; Central UMC, Kabacan, Cotabato, 
Philippines 

Valderama, Noe; district superintendent; 14A Lopez St., 
Labangen, Cebu City, Philippines 

Daroy, Josue; pastor; UMC, General Santos City, Philippines 

Mella, Francisco; pastor; Little Baguio, Suralah, South 
Cotabato, Philippines 

Rapisura, Manuel; pastor; University UMC, Kabacan, Cota- 
bato, Philippines 

Soriano, Leo; pastor; UMC, Second East, Rosary Heights, 
Iligan City, Philippines 

Suyamin, Eduardo; pastor; UMC, Osias, Kabacan, Catabato, 
Philippines 

Miguel, Renato; pastor; UMC, Nuevo Iloco, Mawab, Davao 
Norte, Philippines 

Guiang, Conrado; district superintendent; Mercado St., 
Kabacan, North Cotabato, Philippines 

Ferrer, Rofino; pastor; UMC, Valencia, Bukidnon, Philip- 
pines 

Porguillo, Rogelio; pastor; 171 San Jose Rd., Zamboanga City, 
Philippines 

Barrera, Wilfredo; pastor; UMC, Santa Cruz, Plaridel, 
Misamis Occidental, Philippines 

Dupitas, Benjamin; pastor; UMC, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, 
Philippines 

Pama, Leonardo; pastor; UMC, New Agno, Kapalong, Davao 
Norte, Philippines 

Guzman, Josue; district superintendent; Osmeiia St., Tagum, 
Davao Norte, Philippines 

Pasion, Jose; district superintendent; Koronadal, South 
Cotabato, Philippines 

Del Rosario, William; pastor; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, 
Philippines 

Uriarte, Juan Jr.; pastor; Union Theological Seminary, 
Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines 

Arellano, Billy; pastor; Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, Philip- 
pines 

Bautista, Patrocenio; nurse; Kapalong, Davao Norte, Philip- 
pines 

Duhaylungsed, William; lawyer; Simipong, Malaybalay, 
Bukidnon, Philippines 

Rufino, Isabelo; farmer; San Emmanuel, Tacurong, Sultan 
Kudarat, Philippines 

Atienza, Agustin; agriculturist; 416 Vinzon St., Obrero, 
Davao City, Philippines 

Padua, Pacifico; underwriter; Koronadal, South Cotabato, 
Philippines 

Pastores, Nimfa; government employee; Tantangan, South 
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Pascual, Generoso; underwriter; Koronadal, South Cotabato, 

Philippines 
Agustin, Ernesto; government employee; Koronadal, South 

Cotabato, Philippines 
Deocampo, Jeanne; teacher; 416 Vinzon St., Obrero, Davao 

City, Philippines 
Aguayo, Elvira; nurse; Spottswood Methodist Center, Kida- 

pawan, Cotabato, Philippines 
Mostrales, Florencio; agriculture; Spottswood Methodist 

Center, Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines 
Agbisit, Andrea; dentist; Spottswood Methodist Center, 

Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines 
Gadia, Daniel; lawyer; 104 C. M. Recto St., Davao City, 

Philippines 
Bilog, Fidela; deaconess; 104 C. M. Recto St., Davao City, 

Philippines 
Cabaltica, Romeo; agriculturist; Gayonga, Midsayap, Cota- 
bato, Philippines 
Nual, Melly; businesswoman; 1 Mortola St., Cagayan de Oro 

City, Philippines 
Flores, Anastacio; teacher; UMC, Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, 

Philippines 
Abalos, Phoebe; homemaker; Osias, Kabacan, Cotabato, 

Philippines 
Carlos, Elpidio; agriculturist; BUSCO, Bukidnon, Philippines 
Garrett, Doris Ann; deaconess; 900 United Nations Ave., 

Ermita, Manila, Philippines 
Tojada, Patricio; farmer; San Jose, Compostela, Davao Norte, 

Philippines 
Victorio, Gaudalupe; homemaker; San Emmanuel, Tacurong, 

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines 
Aragones, Napoleon; lawyer; UMC, Second East, Rosary 

Heights, Iligan City, Philippines 
Ramos, Arlene; teacher; 1 Mortela St., Cagayan de Oro City, 

Philippines 



Minnesota Annual Conference (12) 

Sec. C, Row 1, Seats 1-12 
Krueger, Delton (4); pastor; 8000 Bloomington Ave. So., 

Bloomington, MN 55420 
Toschak, Patricia Martin (9); district superintendent; 2203 

Parkview Rd., Alexandria, MN 56308 
Hanks, Stanley G. (7); district superintendent; 3410 Greyso- 

lon Place, Duluth, MN 55804 
Dundas, Charles 0. (1); pastor; P. 0. Box 22, Rosemount, MN 

55068 
Colescott, Ted G. (11); pastor; 1401 So. Maple St., Northfield, 

MN 55057 
Mahle, Kathi Austin (3); pastor; 2100 93rd Ave. No., Brooklyn 

Park, MN 55444 
*Dowell, Jean (6); conference council director; 10360 Colum- 
bus Circle, Bloomington, MN 55420 
Benjamin, JoAnn (8); seminary student; 212 Riverside Ave., 

Park Rapids, MN 56470 
Kauls, Gloria H. (5); fuUtime volunteer; 2201 No. Rosewood 

Lane, Roseville, MN 55113 
Hendrickson, Flora (10); teacher; 132 5th St., Crosby, MN 

56441 
Biederman, Mark (3); teacher; 222 12th Ave. No., South St. 

Paul, MN 55075 



Miller, Maynard L. (2); retired farmer; Rt. 3, Box 152, Slayton, 
MN 56172 

Reserves 

Sarazin, Duane V.; pastor; 615 W. 15th St., Hastings, MN 
55033 

Hutchens, Marva Jean; pastor; P. 0. Box 607, Bemidji, MN 
56601 

Peterson, Clemmet; pastor; 4th St. & 5th Ave. S.W., Rochester, 
MN 55902 

Walker, H. Thomas; pastor; 5835 L)mdale Ave. So., Minneapo- 
lis, MN 55419 

Gaughan, James; pastor; 840 Highway 7, Excelsior, MN 
55331 

Renstrom, Mary Ellen; pastor; 1851 Birch St., White Bear 
Lake, MN 55110 

Powers, Jeanne Audrey; general agency staff; 475 Riverside 
Dr., New York, NY 10115 

Roberson, David; farmer; Box 224, Zumbro Falls, MN 55991 

Ball, Lee; homemaker; 439 Leicester Ave., Duluth, MN 55803 

Hallett, David W.; educator; 122 W. Franklin Ave. #400, 
Minneapolis, MN 55404 I 

Haining, Kathleen; homemaker; 605 Runestone Dr., Alexan- 
dria, MN 56308 

Paulsen, Millie; farmer; Box 170, Steen, MN 56173 j 

Herath, John; retired administrator; 605 Lake Blvd., Bemidji, 
MN 56601 

Tanquist, Roger; educator; 1130 So. State, Fairmont, MN 
56031 

Mississippi Annual Conference (10) ■ 

Sec. D, Row 9, Seats 1-10 ' 

*Ash, John L. Ill (3); pastor; Box 956, Laurel, MS 39440 
Thomas, John Ed III (4); district superintendent; Box 303, 

Jackson, MS 39205 
Lee, Clay F. (5); pastor. Box 1092, Jackson, MS 39205 
Cornelius, John L. (10); district superintendent; Box 2057, 

Hattiesburg, MS 39401 
Leggett, J. Willard III (11); pastor; Box 1706, Meridian, MS' 

39302 
Lucas, Aubrey G. (8); university president; 3701 Jamestown, 

Hattiesburg, MS 39401 
Gunn, Neil (7); businessman; 420 Jefferson, Ellisville, MS 

39437 
Morrison, Twick (6); homemaker; 2617 Confederate, Vicks- 

burg, MS 39180 
Emanuel, Alice (1); county welfare director; P. 0. Box 252, 

Pascagoula, MS 39568-0252 
Pace, Kimberly Robin; student; 218 W. Georgetown, Crystal 

Springs, MS 39059 

Reserves 
Watkins, William W.; district superintendent; 2004 Highland 

PL, Vicksburg, MS 39180 
Felder, C. Bert; district superintendent; Box 3306, Meridian, 

MS 39301 
Williams, Donald B.; pastor; 23 Crossgates, Brandon, MS 

39042 
Clay, Henry C. Jr.; conference associate council director; Box 

1147, Jackson, MS 39205 
Woodrick, J. Rayford; editor; Box 1093, Jackson, MS 39205 
Martin, M. Glenn; pastor; 4419 Broadmeadow, Jackson, MS 

39206 



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Carr, Jimmy L.; diaconal minister; Box 1092, Jackson, MS 

39205 
Berry, John; university professor; 309 Parkdale, Hattiesburg, 

MS 39401 
Melancon, Steven L.; attorney; P. 0. Box 997, Brookhaven, 

MS 39601 
LaBoone, Faye W.; owner/manager day care center; P. O. Box 

226, Quitman, MS 39355 
Stokes, Kimberly Rae; student; P. 0. Box 137, Quitman, MS 

39355 



Missouri East Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 8, Seats 3-12 
*Scott, Jean B. (6); pastor; 4601 Morganford, St. Louis, MO 

63116 
Moncure, Rhymes H. Jr. (7); conference associate coimcil 

director; 4625 Lindell Blvd. #424, St. Louis, MO 63018 
Stein, Neil L. (11); pastor; P. 0. Box 546, Cape Girardeau, MO 

63702 
Adams, Thomas B. (2); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 776, 

Kirksville, MO 63501 
Schlapbach, Paul W. (10); conference council director; 4625 

Lindell Blvd. #424, St. Louis, MO 63108 
Sykes, Roslyn K. (3); nursing instructor; 957 Warder Ave., St. 

Louis, MO 63130 
Niles, Pauline (1); volunteer; 2178 Pheasant Run, Maryland 

Heights, MO 63043 
O'Neal, Sean (8); college student; 521 E. Jefferson, St. Louis, 

MO 63122 
Kuehle, Harold D. (4); county collector; 1725 Georgia, Cape 

Girardeau, MO 63701 
Martin, John (9); store manager; 902 W. Baker, Kennett, MO 

63857 

Reserves 

Marble, MaxR.; pastor; P. 0. Box 169, West Plains, MO 65775 
Metcalf, R. Paul; pastor; 801 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles, 

MO 63301 
Meyer, Mary Ellen; pastor; 221 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379 
Heyward, John W. Jr.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 574, 

Mexico, MO 65265 
Frank, Thomas E.; seminary professor; 475 E. Lockwood, St. 

Louis, MO 63119 
Ricks, Christian T.; state trooper; Rt. 1, #6 Rio Vista, 

Jefiferson City, MO 65101 
Macke, H. Weldon; county auditor; Rt. 3, Box 173, Gordon- 

ville, MO 63752 
Smith, Martha Ann; self-employed; Rt. 2, Box 33A, Lewis- 
town, MO 63452 
McMuUin, Nancy; conference treasurer; 4625 Lindell Blvd. 

#416, St. Louis, MO 63108 
Mamer, Bemice; choral director; 14555 Coeur d'Alene Ct., 

Chesterfield, MO 63017 

Missouri West Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 12, Seats 3-12 
*Mutti, A. Fritz (2); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 687, 

Marshall, MO 65340 
Neth, G. Hubert (4); pastor; Box 362, Lee's Summit, MO 64063 



Collier, T. Cody (9); conference associate council director; 

1512 Van Brunt, Kansas City, MO 64127 
West Brenda K. (11); pastor; 822 Horseshoe Dr., Webb City, 

MO 64870 
Sample, TexS. (1); professor school of theology; 5123 Truman 

Rd., Kansas City, MO 64127 
Reskovac, Ann L. (7); travel consultant; 1412 W. 73rd St., 

Kansas City, MO 64114 
Bond, Jan (3); Christian educator; 401 E. 15th, Oak Grove, 

MO 64075 
Gray, Jon (5); district judge; 2839 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, 

MO 64128 
Scahill, Thomas J. (6); personnel administrator; 10505 E. 

65th, Kansas City, MO 64133 
Scott, Ralph (10); school administrator; 1315 6th St., Monett, 

MO 65708 

Reserves 
Foockle, Harry F.; pastor; 3965 So. Fairview, Springfield, MO 

65807 
Hines, Elroy H.; conference council director; 1512 Van Brunt, 

Kansas City, MO 64127 
Whiteside, Leroy Allen; creative ministries; 3114 Lance Dr., 

Columbia, MO 65201 
Schwab, Sally A.; VA Medical Center; 4601 Linwood Blvd., 

Kansas City, MO 64128 
O'Quinn, Bill; pastor; 7310 N. W. Prairie View Rd., Kansas 

City, MO 64151 
Cleaver, Emanuel; pastor; 8217 E. Gregory, Kansas City, MO 

64133 
Waller, L. Glenn; investment banker; 404 So. Washington St., 

Oregon, MO 64473 
Beaton, Rick; student; 1104 E. Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301 
Barker, Paul A.; insurance; P. 0. Box 4207, Springfield, MO 

65808 
Holt, Lawrence; owner-manager monument company; P. 0. 

Box 1023, Buffalo, MO 65622 
Dumm, Chris; student; Rt. 2, Box 176, Jasper, MO 64755 
Fuller, Nancy; homemaker; 500 Woodbine, Lee's Summit, MO 

64063 



Mozambique (Southeast Africa) Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 19, Seats 1-2 
*Zunguze, Alfiado C. (1); pastor; C. P. 2640, Maputo, 

Mozambique 
Nhambio, Angela P. (10); educational research technician; C. 
P. 2640, Maputo, Mozambique 
Reserves 
Massicame, Zacarias; teacher, Cambine Bible School; C. P. 

2640, Maputo, Mozambique 
Simao, Rena; homemaker; C. P. 1640, Maputo, Mozambique 



Muri (Nigeria) Provisional Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 18, Seats 1-2 
Ndule, Ayuba A. (6); pastor; P. 0. Box 2042, Yola, Nigeria 
*Filiya, Abdull Ahi Jatav (8); self-employed; P. O. Box 659, 
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Carr, Jimmy L.; diaconal minister; Box 1092, Jackson, MS 

39205 
Berry, John; university professor; 309 Parkdale, Hattiesburg, 

MS 39401 
Melancon, Steven L.; attorney; P. 0. Box 997, Brookhaven, 

MS 39601 
LeiBoone, Faye W.; owTier manager day care center; P. 0. Box 

226, Quitman, MS 39355 
Stokes, Kimberly Rae; student; P. 0. Box 137, Quitman, MS 

39355 



Missouri East Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 8, Seats 3-12 
*ScoU, Jean B. (6); pastor; 4601 Morganford, St. Louis, MO 

63116 
Moncure, Rhymes H. Jr. (7); conference associate council 

director; 4625 Lindell Blvd. #424, St. Louis, MO 63018 
Stein.NeilL. (11); pastor; P. 0. Box 546, Cape Girardeau, MO 

63702 
Adams, TkomasB. (2); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 776, 

Kirksville, MO 63501 
Schlapbach, Paul W. (10); conference council director; 4625 

Lindell Blvd. #424, St. Louis, MO 63108 
Sykes, Roslyn K. (3); nursing instructor; 957 Warder Ave., St. 

Louis, MO 63130 
Niles, Pauline (1); volunteer; 2178 Pheasant Run, Maryland 

Heights, MO 63043 
O'Neal, Sean (8); college student; 521 E. Jefferson, St. Louis, 

MO 63122 
Kuehle, Harold D. (4); county collector; 1725 Georgia, Cape 

Girardeau, MO 63701 
Martin, John (9); store manager; 902 W. Baker, Kennett, MO 

63857 

Reserves 

Mar6te, Max i?.; pastor; P. 0. Box 169, West Plains, MO 65775 
Metcalf, R. Paul; pastor; 801 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles, 

MO 63301 
Meyer, Mary Ellen; pastor; 221 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379 
Heyward, John W. Jr.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 574, 

Mexico, MO 65265 
Frank, Thomas E.; seminary professor; 475 E. Lockwood, St. 

Louis, MO 63119 
Ricks, Christian T.; state trooper; Rt. 1, #6 Rio Vista, 

Jefferson City, MO 65101 
Macke, H. Weldon; county auditor; Rt. 3, Box 173, Gordon- 

ville, MO 63752 
Smith, Martha Ann; self-employed; Rt. 2, Box 33A, Lewis- 
town, MO 63452 
McMuUin, Nancy; conference treasurer; 4625 Lindell Blvd. 

#416, St. Louis, MO 63108 
Mamer, Bemice; choral director; 14555 Coeur d'Alene Ct., 

Chesterfield, MO 63017 

Missouri West Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 12, Seats 3-12 
*Mutti, A. Fritz (2); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 687, 

Marshall, MO 65340 
Neth, G. Hubert (4); pastor; Box 362, Lee's Summit, MO 64063 



Collier, T. Cody 

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Sample, Tex S. (! 

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Gray, Jon (5); dii 

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Scahill, Thomas 

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65807 
Hines, Elroy H.; 

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Schwab, Sally A 

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Cleaver, Emaniu 

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Reserves 

Guffa, Bitrus; pastor; P. 0. Box 659, Jos, Nigeria 
Ntoriko, Hannaniya; pastor; P. 0. Box 659, Jos, Nigeria 
Musa, Hassan; pastor; P. 0. Box 659, Jos, Nigeria 
Lambajo, Emmanuel M.; teacher; P. 0. Box 659, Jos, Nigeria 
Kane, Liatu, J.; teacher; P. 0. Box 659, Jos, Nigeria 
Yusufu, Mary; homemaker; P. 0. Box 659, Jos, Nigeria 

Nebraska Annual Conference (12) 

Sec. B, Row 7, Seats 1-12 
*Bevins, C. Rex (3); pastor; 1144 M. St., Lincoln, NE 68508 
Silk, Denny (7); pastor; 7020 Cass, Omaha, NE 68132 
Turner, Richard D. (9); pastor; Box 242, Kearney, NE 68847 
Brewer, Carol Roettmer {11); district superintendent; Box 976, 

Kearney, NE 68848 
Munden, C. Ebb (4); pastor; 2723 No. 50th, Lincoln, NE 68504 
Black, Aaron (10); district superintendent; 711 W. 5th #1, 

Grand Island, NE 68801 
Trumble, Bette (7); farmer; 12400 Buffalo Rd., Springfield, 

NE 68059 
Lux, John (6); professor; 7511 Comoy Circle, Lincoln, NE 

68505 
Marsh, Shirley (1); state senator; 1015 Capitol Bldg., Lincoln, 

NE 68509 
Dunlap, G. Alan (5); banker; Rt. 1, 400 No. E, Milford, NE 

68405 
Urbom, Warren (8); federal judge; 100 Centennial Mall No., 

Lincoln, NE 68508 
Dye, Judy (2); ag crisis hotline; Rt. 1, Box 50, Rosalie, NE 

68055 

Reserves 
Davies, Susan; pastor; 8320 South St., Lincoln, NE 68506 
Roemmich, Ronald; district superintendent; 1105 So. 13 

#208, Norfolk, NE 68701 
Bredthauer, Donald; district superintendent; 42nd & Center 

#410, Omaha, NE 68105 
Folkers, Robert; conference executive director of ministries; 

Box 4553, Lincoln, NE 68504 
Campbell, Clarence; pastor; 614 No. Hastings, Hastings, NE 

68901 
Ekdahl, Lauren D.; district superintendent; 1627V4 E. 

Military, Fremont, NE 68025 
Reed, Charlotte; homemaker; 741 No. Walnut, Red Cloud, NE 

68970 
Repair, Bill; camp manager; Rt. 1, Box 28, Nickerson, NE 

68044 
Traudt, Helen; local church administrative asst.; 1345 So. 

16th, Lincoln, NE 68502 
Johnson, Marshall; university student; 3601 Apple, Lincoln, 

NE 68503 
Schmechel, Cinda; high school student; 143 So. Niphon, West 

Point, NE 68788 
Pulliam, Dean; executive director Epworth Village; 21st & 

Division, York, NE 68467 



New Hampshire Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 4, Seats 1-2 
"Batten, James A. (10); pastor; 79 Clinton St., Concord, NH 

03301 
Davidson, Sue (6); nurse; P. 0. Box 124, Wilton, NH 03086 



Reserves 

Dharmapalan, D. S.; pastor; 34 Court St., Keene, NH 03431 
MacKenzie, MaryAnne; guidance counselor; Lakehaus/ 
Sleepy Hollow Lane, Epsom, NH 03234 

New Mexico Annual Conference (6) 

Sec. A, Row 11, Seats 7-12 
Forsman, Don L. (1); pastor; 810 No. Oregon, El Paso, TX 

79902 
Parchman, Russell C. (6); district superintendent; 6401 

Belton Rd., El Paso, TX 79925 
Hitchinson, William W. (11); district superintendent; 217 W. 

5th, Odessa, TX 79761 
*Bond, W. Kendall (3); builder; 718 Coeur D'Alene, El Paso, j 

TX 79922 
White, Paul (7); scientist; 514 Ridgecrest, Los Alamos, NM 

87544 
Lucero, Faustina (10); teacher; Box 1298, Espanola, NM 

87532 

Reserves 

Clemmer, Dick L.; pastor; 1615 Copper N. E., Albuquerque, , 

NM 87106 [ 

Goodwin, B. C. Jr.; pastor; 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, 

NM 87501 
Dorff, Mark L.; conference council director; 8100 Mountain 

Rd. N. E. #114, Albuquerque, NM 87110 
Goodwin, Dick; electronics repair; 1510 So. Lea, Roswell, NM 

88201 
Price, Polly; homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 45, Fort Sumner, NM 

88119 
Sanders, Maynard; retired; 1808 Shirley N. E., Albuquerque, 

NM 87112 

New York Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. B, Row 14, Seats 7-12 

Sec. B, Row 15, Seats 3-12 

Day R. Randy (7); district superintendent; 4111 Broadway, 

New York, NY 10033 
Townsend, Patricia (11); district superintendent; 4 Rosalind 

Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 
Parker, Richard S. (1); pastor; P. 0. Box 929, Port Washing- 
ton, NY 11050 
Nugent, Randolph W. Jr. (4); general secretary; 475 Riverside 

Dr. #1400, New York, NY 10115 
Ishii, Takayuki (6); pastor; 201 W. 13th St., New York, NY 

10011 
Navas, Hector M. (9); director conference Hispanic ministries; 

252 Bryant Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 
Finley, Ruthenia H. (8); conference associate council director; 

252 Bryant Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 
Carrington, John E. (5); executive director church city society; 

475 Riverside Dr. #1922, New York, NY 10115 
*Parris, Shirley (10); personnel manager; 1136 Bergen St., 

Brooklyn, NY 11216 | 

Swiggett, Ernest (5); conference treasurer; 252 Bryant Ave., " 

White Plains, NY 10605 
Kawashima, Hope (3); diaconal minister; 3339 150th Place, 

Flushing, NY 11354 
Rodriguez, Joy (2); student; 7170 169th St., Flushing, NY 

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Fowlkes, Nancy (4); adoption and foster care; 107 Valley Rd., 

WMte Plains, NY 10607 
Kirkwood, William (1); retired insurance broker; 42 Washing- 
ton Ave., Garden City, NY 11530 
Lyman, Mary Grace (9); general agency staff; 15 Washington 

Place, Northport, NY 11768 
Boots, Nora Q. (7); general agency staff; Valeria 27, Peekskill, 

NY 10566 

Reserves 
Thornburg, Richard A.; pastor; 250 Bryant Ave., White 

Plains, NY 10605 
Verdin, Douglas; pastor; 809 Hopmeadow St., Simsbnry, CT 

06070 
Osgood, Douglas R.; district superintendent; 14 Balmville 

Lane, Newburgh, NY 12550 
Cho, Young J.; district superintendent; 20 Broadfield Rd., 

Hamden, CT 06517 
Thomas, Linda; dean school of theology; 1801 Calvert St. 

N.W. #G9, Washington, DC 20009 
Cox, Carol M.; pastor; 1200 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 

10804 
Allen, Frederick; pastor; 1975 Madison Ave., New York, NY 

10035 
Carr, John; hospital chaplain; 111 Townehouse Rd., Hamden, 

CT 06514 
Rodriguez-Dias, Esdras; pastor; 15 Bridle Path, Newberg, NY 

12550 
Boots, Wilson; conference council director; 252 Bryant Ave., 

White Plains, NY 10605 
Collins, John; pastor; 454 East 178th St., Bronx, NY 10457 
Allen, Andrea; bank vice-president; 8938 199th St., Hollis, 

NY 11423 
Capen, Beth; graduate law student; 10 Van Deusen St., 

Kingston, NY 12401 
Day, Inday; general agency staff; 239 Daisy Farms Rd., 

Scarsdale, NY 10583 
Bergmann, Soon; homemaker; 638 E. 79th St., Brooklyn, NY 

11236 
Hayes, Janet; teacher; 40 Barker Ave., White Plains, NY 

10601 
Engelhardt, Carolyn H.; diaconal minister; 205 Academy Rd., 

Cheshire, CT 06410 
Haaf, Jacqueline; nurse; 75 Clintonville Rd., North Haven, 

CT 06473 
McGrath, Dixon; retired teacher; Rt. 7, Box 96 A, Kingston, 

NY 12401 
Schaef, Nancy; TV production; 453 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 

11215 
Current, Gloster; retired; 10030 203rd St., Hollis, NY 11423 
Williamson, Odella; general agency staff; 3410 Paul Ave., 

Bronx, NY 10468 

North Alabama Annual Conference (18) 

Sec. B, Row 9, Seats 1-12 
Sec. B, Row 10, Seats 1-6 
*Bates, Ralph K. (3); pastor; 518 19th St., Birmingham, AL 

35203 
Furio, V. Pete Jr. (7); district superintendent; 1856 Tune Ave., 

Florence, AL 35630 
Elmore, Sidney Joe (4); pastor; P. 0. Box 20150, Birmingham, 
AL 35216 



Walker, Dorsey H. (1); director Upper Sand Mt. Parish; P. 0. 

Box, Rainsvllle, AL 35986 
York, Billy L. (8); district superintendent; 2108 Henry Rd., 

Anniston, AL 36201 
Lee, Charles H. (10); pastor; 1008 5th St. W., Birmingham, AL 

35204 
Parris, W. Alton (6); pastor; P. 0. Box 236, Guntersville, AL 

35976 
Gauntt, Paul M. (11); conference director ministry affairs; 898 

Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35204 
Gordon, A. Earl (2); camp director; Rt. 1, Gallant, AL 35972 
Hamrick, Leon C. (2); surgeon; 3656 Rockhill Rd., Birming- 
ham, AL 35223 
Self, Eddie (10); certified public accountant; P. 0. Box 1212, 

Decatur, AL 35601 
Black, Wanda J. (1); retired office manager; Rt. 1, Box 36, 

Gadsden, AL 35901 
Stewart, Mollie M. (3); quality control supervisor; P. 0. Box 

43, Laceys Springs, AL 35754 
Beverage, Bill 0. (5); conference director fiscal affairs; 898 

Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35204 
Philpot, Frank N. (8); retired college president; 2900 Spring 

Ave., Decatur, AL 35603 
Montgomery, Ed (11); city councilman; 2001 1st Ave., 

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 
Bynum, Robert P. (9); management consultant; 107 Moimtain 

Dr., Oneonta, AL 35121 

Himdley, George R. (6); businessman; 402 Hughes Ave., 

Attalla, AL 35954 

Reserves 

Goodwin, E. Bert Jr.; district superintendent; 104 Owindale 

Rd., Gadsden, AL 35901 
Hearin, Gerry; pastor; 711 Gene Reed Rd., Birmingham, AL 

35235 
Wallace, Charles R.; district superintendent; 898 Arkadel- 
phia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35204 
Betts, Charles F.; district superintendent; 898 Arkadelphia 

Rd., Birmingham, AL 35204 
Bostick, William H. Jr.; pastor; 800 Greensboro Ave., 

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 
Harper, Barbara E.; pastor; P. 0. Box 20150, Birmingham, 

AL 35216 
West, J. P. Jr.; pastor; 135 Forrestine Ave., Gadsden, AL 

35901 
Friday, Belon 0.; pastor; 3348 Hermitage Rd., Birmingham, 

AL 35223 
Ward, Gary T.; pastor; 2375 Rocky Ridge Rd., Birmingham, 

AL 35216 
Rhea, Clarence F.; lawyer; 2104 Scenic Dr., Gadsden, AL 

35901 
Reeves, Nina H.; associate conference council director; 898 

Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35204 
Woodall, Alex H.; retired chemist; 1400 30th St., Birming- 
ham, AL 35218 
Lewis, W. R.; retired; 2415 Huntsville Rd., Florence, AL 

35630 
Rountree, Dan; diaconal minister; 820 20th Ave., Tuscaloosa, 

AL 35401 
Whitten, Polly; homemaker; Rt. 6, Box 186, Florence, AL 

35633 
Roberts, M. L. Jr.; university professor; 204 32 Place E., 

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Hanby, Mildred K.; businesswoman; 440 5th Court, Pleasant 

Grove, AL 35127 
Bums, Thurman C; retired civil service; Rt. 2, Box 277, 

Athens, AL 35611 

North Arkansas Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. A, Row 17, Seats 5-12 
*Beal, Jim (6); district superintendent; Box 2415, Batesville, 

AR 72501 
Mollis, C. Waymon (7); pastor; 330 W. Main, Paragould, AR 

72450 
McDonald, Charles P. (9); district superintendent; P. 0. 

Drawer L, Fayetteville, AR 72702 
Ramsay, Charles E. (11); district superintendent; 1316 

Nettleton Circle, Jonesboro, AR 72401 
Arnold, W. E. (3); engineer; 3712 Pope Ave., North Little 

Rock, AR 72216 
Brand, Gene (5); auto retailer; 508 S. East Second St., Walnut 

Ridge, AR 72476 
Harris- Winton, Euba (1); community developer; 2003 N. 9th 

St., Fort Smith, AR 72904 
Sparks, Joe (10); insurance sales; Box 250, Marked Tree, AR 

72365 

Reserves 
Whitfield, D. Max; pastor; P. 0. Box 376, Springdale, AR 

72764 
Moyer, Bonda Deere; pastor; P. 0. Box 188, Dardenelle, AR 

72834 
Kennedy, Joe L.; pastor; 615 E. Main, Batesville, AR 72501 
Casteel, Charles E.; pastor; 201 S. Chestnut, Morrilton, AR 

72110 
Teague, Sam; pastor; 1922 Topf Rd., North Little Rock, AR 

72116 
Nixon, Freddie; volunteer coordinator; 1815 W. 3rd, Russell- 

ville, AR 72801 
Lane, Jim; civil service; 8 Sierra Circle, North Little Rock, AR 

72118 
Gregory, Terry; teacher; P. 0. Box 32, Augusta, AR 72006 
Freemyer, Pat; teacher; 106 Rose Circle, Helena, AR 72342 
Goss, Nettie Jane; nurse; 111 Sunset Lane, North Little Rock, 

AR 72118 



North Carolina Annual Conference (20) 

Sec. D, Row 5, Seats 1-10 
Sec. D, Row 6, Seats 1-10 
I Bethea, Joseph B. (2); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
Joyner, F. Belton Jr. (3); conference council director; P. 0. Box 

10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
Campbell, Dennis M. (5); dean school of theology; Duke 

Divinity School, Durham, NC 27706 
Kirby, Wallace H. (10); district superintendent; 1002 W. Knox 

St., Durham, NC 27701 
Ponder, Reginald W. (6); executive director jurisdictional 

COM; P. 0. Box 237, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 
Sherman, William W. Jr. (11); district superintendent; P. O. 

Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28352 
Harper, Ruth E. (4); pastor; 206 Hope Mills Rd., Fayetteville, 

NC 28304 



Mangum, Robert L. (7); pastor; Rt. 3, Box 196, Maxton, NC 

28364 
Crotwell, Helen G. (9); district superintendent; 1911 Raeford 

Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28305 
Commander, Richard T. (1); pastor; 102 Dove St., Carrboro 

NC 27510 
*Norris, J. Allen Jr. (6); college president; 621 No. Main St.. 

Louisburg, NC 27549 
Saunders, Margaret R. (7); homemaker; Rt. 4, Box 724. 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
Wendell, Ernest J. (3); general manager manufacturing 

company; 1208 Kent St., Durham, NC 27707 
Eidson, Ryan K. (1); college student; 8900 Woodvine Court. 

Raleigh, NC 27612 
Frazier, Robert C. (8); college professor; 215 Grace Dr.. 

Wilson, NC 27893 
Lowry, Robby (4); federal government employee; 101012 

Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 
Cade, Ruth L. (2); registered nurses; 5325 Maryland Dr.. 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 
Banks, Myron C. (9); state employee; 2801 Rothgeb Dr., j 

Raleigh, NC 27609 ' 

Johnson, Jane H. (10); homemaker; Rt. 4, Box 221, Mebane. 

NC 27302 
Carroll, Mary B. (5); retired teacher; P. 0. Box 551, Rowland. 

NC 28383 

Reserves 

Shuler, Albert; pastor; 3912 McChoen Dr., Fayetteville, NC 

28301 
Braswell, Kermit L.; administrative assistant to the bishop; I 

P. 0. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 I 

Leeland, Paul L.; pastor; 201 Winterlochen Rd., Raleigh, NC 

27603 
Mickey, Paul A.; professor school of theology; Duke Divinity 

School, Durham, NC 27706 
Coile, James H.; pastor; Rt. 6, Box 200, Goldsboro, NC 2753C 
Harvin, David L.; pastor; P. 0. Box 56, Cedar Grove, NC , 

27231 1 

Dixon, Samuel W. Jr.; pastor; 304 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 

NC 27701 
Ward, Hope Morgan; pastor; 1704 Bayleaf Terrace, Raleigh. 

NC 27614 
Cottingham, William T. HI; pastor; P. 0. Box 147, Fremont. 

NC 27830 
Shaw, Caswell E. Jr.; pastor; 2000 E. Sixth St., Greenville. 

NC 27830 
Wynn, Samuel; pastor; P. 0. Box 704, Clarkton, NC 28433 
Bergland, John K.; pastor; 1450 Pine Valley Loop, Fayette- 
ville, NC 28305 
Tovraes, Ross B.; college professor; 101 W. Alton St., Durham, 

NC 27707 
Auman, Becky; political campaign staff; 2003-B McCarthy 

St., Raleigh, NC 27608 
Vick, Catherine; homemaker; 213 Dunhagan Place, Cary, NC 

27511 
Balentine, Becky; secretary; 1415 Granada Dr., Raleigh, NC 

27612 
Bingham, William L.; college professor; 3117 Leonard St., 

Raleigh, NC 27607 
Rouse, Jeanne; secretary; 1508 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 

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Bergland, Ellen M.; homemaker; P. 0. Box 27, Bahama, NC 

27503 
Jerome, Jean P.; homemaker; 902 So. First St., Smithfield, 

NC 27577 
Evans, Cashar W.; restauranteur; 69 Poteskeet Terrace, Kitty 

Hawk, NC 27949 
Roberts, Tibbie; broker; 2004 Shepard Court, Morehead City, 

NC 28577 
Tumage, Roy L.; retired; P. 0. Box 116, Ayden, NC 28513 
Stout, Herb; conference treasurer; P. 0. Box 10955, Raleigh, 

NC 27605 



North Dakota Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 5, Seats 11-12 
*Knecht, David F. (2); pastor; 906 First Ave. So., Fargo, ND 

58103 
Wagner, Ray (1); general agency staff; 475 Riverside Dr. 

#1470, New York, NY 10115 

Reserves 
Ball-Kilbourne, Debra G.; pastor; P. 0. Box 1347, Jamestown, 

ND 58402 
Bellamy, Kathleen; educator; Rt. 2, Box 109A, Drayton, ND 

58225 



North Central New York Annual 
Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 18, Seats 3-12 
Pritts, Deborah L. (11); pastor; P. 0. Box 338, Chadwicks, NY 

13319 
Spear, James E. (7); district superintendent; 85 Maxwell Ave., 

Geneva, NY 14456 
McCaughey, Richard C. (4); pastor; 212 W. Embargo St., 

Rome, NY 13440 
Jelinek, Patricia 5.(10); district superintendent; 6332 Ledge- 
wood Dr., Jamesville, NY 13078 
Oertel.R. David (5); district superintendent; 317 E. Jefferston 

St. Floor 2, Syracuse, NY 13202 
♦Jelinek, Robert V. (8); professor; 6332 Ledgewood Dr., 

Jamesville, NY 13078 
Gordon, Cecile (3); director parish development; 4302 ¥i 

Candlelight Lane, Liverpool, NY 13090 
Bretsch, Ronald (1); professor; 7 Elm St., Norwood, NY 13668 
Neese, Betty (2); administrative assistant; 24 Charles St., 

Auburn, NY 13021 
Mann, Robert L. (6); retired expeditor; 26 Bigelow Ave., 

Dundee, NY 14837 

Reserves 
Mayson, Margie J.; pastor; 13 Pleasant St., Clifton Springs, 

NY 14432 
Stevens, Garrie F.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 730, 

Mexico, NY 13114 
McCune, Robert J.; district superintendent; 60 State St., 

Canton, NY 13617 
Lee, M. Russell; pastor; 330 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 
Hall, Russell C; pastor; 350 Nottingham Rd., Syracuse, NY 

13210 
Richards, Theodore R.; pastor; P. 0. Box R, Jordan, NY 13080 
Porter, Ruth W.; bookkeeper; Rt. 3, Box 204, Dry Hill Rd., 

Watertown, NY 13601 
Killam, Brian H.; millwork sales; P. 0. Box 202, Sandy Creek, 

NY 13145 
Cline, Martha S.; health educator; 52 Higby Rd., Utica, NY 

13501 
Burlew, Elizabeth J.; local church resources; 4873 Candy 

Lane, Manlius, NY 13104 
Hubbard, Richard D.; retired college professor; Rt. 6, Boi 127, 

Fulton, NY 13069 
Yeddo, Donald R.; police communication specialist; 21 St. 

Marks Ave., Malone, NY 12953 



North Georgia Annual Conference (22) 

Sec. B, Row 20, Seats 1-12 

Sec. B, Row 21, Seats 1-10 

*Sheets, Herchel H. (3); conference coimcil director; 159 Ralph 

McGill Blvd. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
Bauman, Larry A. (5); pastor; 327 No. Lumpkin St., Athens, 

GA 30601 
Henderson, Cornelius L. (10); district superintendent; 159 

Ralph McGill Blvd. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
Dodson, E. Malone (7); pastor; 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA 

30075 
Thompson, James N. (1); pastor; P. 0. Box 686, Decatur, GA 

30031 
Wilder, GarnettM. (11); pastor; P. 0. Box 437, Snellville, GA 

30278 
Pierson, Marion M. (8); district superintendent; 159 Ralph 

McGill Blvd. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
Kimbrough, Walter L. (6); pastor; 2099 Fairbum Rd. S. W., 

Atlanta, GA 30331 
Williamson, D. Randall (2); assistant to the bishop; 159 Ralph 

McGill Blvd. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
Morris, Carolyn W. (4); pastor; 1523 Church St., Decatur, GA 

30030 
Harp, Don A. Jr. (9); pastor; 2780 Thompson Bridge Rd., 

Gainesville, GA 30506 
Drinkard, Caroline (7); homemaker; 1929 Hebron Hills Dr., 

Tucker, GA 30084 
Kilpatrick, Joe W. (1); certified public accountant; 1476 

Drayton Woods Dr., Tucker, GA 30084 
Hodges, Betty J. (3); estate manager; 3037 Mt. Olive Dr., 

Decatur, GA 3033 
Richardson, Eleanor L. (6); legislator; 755 Park Lane, 

Decatur, GA 3033 
Dunbar, Scott D. (4); diaconal minister; 4427 Woodland Forest 

Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083 
Gustafson, Gus (10); author; 212 Larcom Lane, GriSin, GA 

30223 
Jackson, Tom H. (2); television news reporter; 190 Winter- 
berry Dr., Athens, GA 30606 
Pattillo, Daniel B. (8); real estate investment; 814 Castle Falls 

Dr. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30329 
Holt, Hugh C. (5); wholesale hardware; 10 Woodland Dr., 

Rome, GA 30161 
Martin, Bob (9); public school administrator; 155 Hidden 

Valley Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30214 
Copher, Marie W. (11); social worker; 3340 Lake Valley Rd. N. 

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Forrest, Martha H.; pastor; 4188 Cedar Valley Lane, Conley, 

GA 30027 
Storey, Sam A.; pastor; 1405 Rockbridge Rd., Stone Mountain, 

GA 30087 
Berrier, Bob H.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1308, 

LaGrange, GA 30241 
Bowen, Joe B. Jr.; district superintendent; 3540 Wheeler Rd. 

#609, Augusta, GA 30909 
Flanagan, Hubert L.; pastor; 1330 Monte Sano Ave., Augus- 
ta, GA 30904 
Bridges, Robert E. Sr.; district superintendent; 159 Ralph 

McGill Blvd. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
Caywood, Larry B.; district superintendent; 302 Pheasant 

Run, Rome, GA 30161 
Wilson, Charles E. Jr.; pastor; 86 Mt. Vernon Hwy. N. E., 

Atlanta, GA 30328 
Crawford, Joseph L.; conference associate council director; 

159 Ralph McGill Blvd. N. E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
Baker, Rudolph R. Jr.; pastor; 1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur; 

GA 30033 
McKoy, William A.; pastor; P. 0. Box 1109, Athens, GA 30603 
Minter, John M.; district superintendent; 159 Ralph McGill 

Blvd. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30365 
McNeil, Jesse B.; pastor; 458 Ponce de Leon Ave. N. E., 

Atlanta, GA 30306 
O'Neil, Arthur M. Jr.; executive director, Simpsonwood; 4511 

Jones Bridge Cir. N.E. Norcross, GA 30071 
Thurman, Gerald S.; pastor; 774 Blackwell Circle, Marietta, 

GA 30066 
England, Stanley B.; bowling administrator; 565 Cobb Pkwy. 

So., Marietta, GA 30062 
Freeman, Phyllis B.; professor/clinical therapist; 4500 Ben 

ffiU Rd., College Park, GA 30349 
Whittemore, Joe M.; certified public accountant; P. 0. Box 

770, Hartwell, GA 30643 
Blanton, Alberta; retired elementary teacher; 441 David 

Elder Rd., Griffin, GA 30223 
Adams, Laura S.; director, day care center; 2359 Wheeless 

Rd., Augusta, GA 30906 
Knight, Margaret F.; district lay leader; P. 0. Box 77, 

Jenkinsburg, GA 30234 
Edmond, Holman Jr.; staff manager; 1590 Loch Lomond Tr. S. 

W., Atlanta, GA 30331 
Daniel, Mary R.; homemaker; 127 Brannan Rd., McDonough, 

GA 30253 
Slife, Marti B.; director of music; 401 Broad St., LaGrange, GA 

30240 
King, Martha E.; retired school counsellor; 602 McCall Blvd., 

Rome, GA 30161 
Eubanks, W. Shelton III; sales; 560 Greencrest Dr., Athens, 

GA 30605 
Mabry, Bertha C; retired special education teacher; 4041 

Maybreeze Rd., Marietta, GA 30066 
Jordan, Jason L.; student; 4751 Flat Creek Rd., Oakwood, GA 

30566 
Weatherford, Ken; office products; 2314 Pine Pont Dr., 

Lawrenceville, GA 30245 



North Indiana Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. A, Row 6, Seats 5-12 

Sec. A, Row 7, Seats 5-12 

*Blaising, Marcus J. (5); assistant to the bishop; 1100 W. 

42nd St., #210, Indianapolis, IN 46208 
Duecker, R. Sheldon (4); pastor; 2700 W. Brunell Dr., Muncie, 

IN 47304 
Case, Riley B. (3); district superintendent; 1901 No. Haw- 
thorne Rd., Marion, IN 46952 
Oechsle, Harold Jr. (10); district superintendent; 50816 

Meadowood Dr., Elkart, IN 46516 
Smith, P. Robin (11); pastor; 1408 E. Broadway, Logansport, 

IN 46947 
Hopkins, John L. (8); conference council director; 1105 No. 

Western Ave., Marion, IN 46952 
Dungy,RobertE. (1); pastor; 1921 Bradford, Marion, IN 46952 
Williams, Jacob Jr. (9); pastor; 322 Waite St., Gary, IN 46404 
Shettle, John T. (7); commissioner state dept. corrections; 301 

State Office Bldg., Indianapolis, IN 46204 
Fenstermacher, Anita (1); retreat leader; 1905 Farnsworth 

Dr., South Bend, IN 46614 
Johnson, Carolyn (9); university senior research associate; 

2550 Yeager Rd. #19-2, West Lafayette, IN 47906 
Goldschmidt, Victor W. (6); university professor; 6617 State 

Road 26, West Lafayette, IN 47906 
Garrett, Peggy M. (2); volunteer; 602 Cheryl Dr., Muncie, IN 

47304 
Burrous, Kermit 0. (3); governmenfcrelations consultant; Rt. 

3, Peru, IN 46970 
Grile, Lester L. (5); retired school administrator; 6914 

Hietonia Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46819 
Burrous, Anita J. (4); homemaker; Rt. 3, Peru, IN 46970 

Reserves 

Buwalda, Herbert J.; pastor; 1968 W. Main St., Muncie, IN 

47303 
Johnson, Charles I.; district superintendent; 8 Golfview Dr., ' 

Logansport, IN 46947 ' 

Jackson, Robert G.; pastor; Box 967, Anderson, IN 46011 
Messenger, Susan D.; pastor; 1700 Ocala Court, Lafayette, IN 

47905 
Dicken, John R.; pastor; 2051 Church St., Fort Wayne, IN 

46809 
Gierhart, B. Willis; district superintendent; 326 E. Wa5me 

Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46809 
Witwer, Brian J.; pastor; 6027 W. Hills Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 

46804 
Granger, Philip R.; pastor; 1307 Westbrook Dr., Kokomo, IN 

46902 
Fenstermacher, Mark; pastor; 15855 Jackson Rd., Mishawa- 

ka, IN 46544 
Stuckey, Dean V.; pastor; 8405 Tewksbury Ct., Fort Wayne, 

IN 46815 
Fenstermacher, Edwin; education/church growth assistant; 

2435 So. Webster St., Fort Wayne, IN 46807 
Weaver, Welcome; corporation executive; 1575 Oak St., 

Huntington, IN 46750 
Albert, Bonnie; teacher; 1003 Eastbrooke Dr., Valparaiso, IN 

46383 
Arter, Dixie; sales representative; 5002 Tacoma Ave., Fort 

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Kaiser, Samuel; corporation executive; 1858 Dean St., 

Huntington, IN 46750 
iKeller, Kenneth L.; university professor; 1614 Alabama St., 

Fort Wayne, IN 46805 
ISchock, Louise, diaconal minister; Rt. 2, Box 60A, Angola, IN 

46703 
IWillbanks, Mary-Margaret; director Christian education; 

1834 Chartwell Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46916 
'Shovra, Louise, retired nurse; Rt. 1, Hudson, IN 46747 
iRoyal, Dick; retired mental health director; 71430 Olcott, 

Hammond, IN 46323 

North Mississippi Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. A, Row 10, Seats 5-12 
*Gordon, Prentiss M. Sr. (1); pastor; P. 0. Box 854, Tupelo, MS 
; 38801 
Appleby, William F. (6); conference council director; Drawer 

U, Grenada, MS 38901 
Conoway, Merlin Dean (5); ethnic minority local church 

director; Drawer U, Grenada, MS 38901 
King, Jack B. (11); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 771, 

Tupelo, MS 38802 
Mattox, Quinn (3); manufacturer; P. 0. Box 146, Aberdeen, 

MS 39730 
Stockton, Wendell H. (7); physician; Rt. 2, Box 204, Amory, 

MS 38821 
Barnes, Thelma P. (10); church and community worker; 217 

Trilby St., Greenville, MS 38701 
Holland, Ginger Jones (4); conference associate coimcil 

director; 101 Leggett Lane, Oxford, MS 38655 
Reserves 
May, Joe Willie; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1687, 

Cleveland, MS 38732 
Goodpaster, Larry M.; pastor; 424 So. 10th, Oxford, MS 38855 
Brooks, Truman; director pensions crusade; 715 Catalpa, 

Clarksdale, MS 38614 
Moore, John C; pastor; 1219 Farmer, Cleveland, MS 38732 
Spight, Leon; educator; 619 W. Walnut, Ripley, MS 38863 
Berry, George; retired; P. 0. Box 959, Leland, MS 38756 
Smallwood, W. C; investments; P. 0. Box 337, New Albany, 

MS 38652 
Jamieson, Addie Mae; retired diaconal minister; 701 Jeffer- 
son, Booneville, MS 38829 

North Shaba Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 13, Seats 1-2 
*Kalunqumene, Nshimea Mulongo (8); army chaplain; B. P. 

459, Kamina, Zaire 
Numbi, Kasongo (7); primary school headmaster; B. P. 459, 
Kamina, Zaire 

Reserves 
Shailunga, Ngoy Kafula; conference director of ministerial 

affairs; B. P. 459, Kamina, Zaire 
Mutomho, Ngoy; B. P. 459, Kamina, Zaire 

North Texas Annual Conference (12) 

Sec. D, Row 14, Seats 1-12 
*Holmes, Zan W. Jr. (11); pastor; 5720 E. R. L. Thornton 
Freeway, Dallas, TX 75223 



Dunnam, SpurgeonM. III{4y, editor; P. 0. Box 660275, Dallas, 

TX 75266-0275 
Chappell, Wallace E. (3); pastor; 9027 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 

75209 
Ogden, John (8); pastor; P. 0. Box 830877, Richardson, TX 

75083 
Crouch, William C. (6); pastor; 201 So. Locust, Denton, TX 

76201 
Rentfro, John (5); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 801, 

Sherman, TX 75090 
Matherson, Thalia F. (7); public school principal; 6416 Forest 

Knoll, Dallas, TX 75232 
Christian, Tom (10); conference camping director; P. 0. Box 

516069, Dallas, TX 75232 
Dillard, Robert L. (3); attorney; 6624 Lakewood, Dallas, TX 

75214 
Harper, Charles (1); architect; 4724 Old Jacksboro Highway, 

Wichita Falls, TX 76302 
Koo, Ronald Y. (9); chemical engineer; 6710 Southpoint, 

Dallas, TX 75248 
Adair, Sharon (2); local church program director; 1701 

Leicester, Garland, TX 75042 

Reserves 
Cardwell, L. Ann; pastor; 1701 No. Jupiter, Richardson, TX 

75081 
Farrell, Leighton K.; pastor; 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 

TX 75205 
Weaver, R. Bruce; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 7126, 

Dallas, TX 75209 
Henderson, Ronald D.; pastor; P. 0. Box 763353, Dallas, TX 

75376 
Mcintosh, Kenneth B.; mission interpreter; 4025 Caruth, 

Dallas, TX 75225 
Walker, Michael W.; pastor; 927 W. 10th, Dallas, TX 75208 
Stephenson, William T.; development director. United Meth- 
odist Reporter; P. 0. Box 660275, Dallas, TX 75266-0275 
Renshaw, Donald F. Jr.; pastor; 7700 Spring Valley, Dallas, 

TX 75240 
Deal, Patricia; community volunteer; 1508 Andria, Wichita 

Falls, TX 76302 
Crom, Jo; homemaker; 1813 Arrow Lane, Garland, TX 75042 
Smith, Scott; general manager hospital campus; 2361 

Highlands Creek Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007 
Tarr, Margaret; professional volunteer; 10542 Marquis Lane, 

Dallas, TX 75229 
Wiksten, Janet; diaconal minister; P. 0. Box 2125, Wichita 

Falls, TX 76307 
Kandeler, Kathy; student; 3022 Southwestern, Dallas, TX 

75225 
Mankey, Bobby; professional volimteer; 12107 Snow White, 

Dallas, TX 75244 
Boswell, George; physician; 7249 Wabash Ave., Dallas, TX 

75214 

Northeast Philippines Annual Conference 

(2) 

Sec. D, Row 15, Seats 9-10 
*Valasco, Jose V. Jr. (4); district superintendent; Velridge 

Subdivision, Echaque, Isabela, The Philippines 
Vigilia, Justino R. (9); attorney; Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, 

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Villaluz, Artemio M. Sr.; district superintendent; Jose Abad 

Santos St., Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Erana, Samuel F.; district superintendent; Gundaway, 

Cabarroguis, Quirino, The Philippines 
Justo, Benjamin A.; professor; Union Theological Seminary, 

Dasmariiias, Cavite, The Philippines 
Dolor, Solomon B.; pastor; Gundaway, Cabarroguis, Quirino, 

The Philippines 
Espiritu, Juan D.; pastor; Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, The 

Philippines 
Mimban, Placido C; pastor; Santo Domingo, Bambang, 

Nueva Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Cabotaje, Paul G. Jr.; teacher, Aldersgate College, Solano, 

Nueva Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Rabonza, Osias I.; pastor; Bonfal, Bayombong, Nueva 

Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Gallo, Luis A.; professor union theological seminary. Das- 
marinas, Cavite, The Philippines 
Benitez, Juan R.; pastor; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, The 

Philippines 
Tolentino, Aquilino M.; teacher; Eveland Junior College, San 

Mateo, Isabela, The Philippines 
Guitierrez, Villaflor Q.; teacher; Eveland Junior College, San 

Mateo, Isabela, The Philippines 
Domingo, Ponciano A.; pastor; Maddela, Quirino, The 

Philippines 
Soriano, Ernest C; pastor; Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, The 

Philippines 
Osalla, Juan C; teacher; Aldersgate College, Solano, Nueva 

Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Pable, Elias F.; pastor; Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, The 

Philippines 
Dugay, Mabini C; pastor; Murong, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, 

The Philippines 
Cabanilla, Socorro S.; retired educator; Mabini, Santiago, 

Isabela, The Philippines 
Roque, Luzviminda P.; physician Santiago, Isabela, The 

Philippines 
Villanueva, Castulo C; businessman; Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, 

The Philippines 
Galindez, Ignacio A.; acadamic dean; Aldersgate College, 

Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Turingen, Feliciano D.; retired treasurer; Cauayan, Isabela, 

The Philippines 
Caluya, Hector; teacher; Maddela, Quirino, The Philippines 
Lazaro, Loreto G.; government employee; San Mateo, Isabela, 

The Philippines 
Velasco, Virgilio T.; lawyer; Echague, Isabela, The Philip- 
pines 
Gauuan, Junifen F.; director; Aldersgate College, Solano, 

Nueva Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Magtira, Leodegario; government employee; Maddela, 

Quirino, The Philippines 
Macaraeg, Juliana J.; deaconess; Santiago, Isabela, The 

Philippines 
Tabunar, Bernardo; teacher; Cordon, Isabela, The Philippines 
Corpuz, Alipio; engineer; Cordon, Isabela, The Philippines 
Martinez, Perfecto B. Jr.; treasurer; Bayombong, Nueva 

Vizcaya, The Philippines 
Ramos, Ephraim F.; Alicia, Isabela, The Philippines 



Ablang, Ceciro; teacher; Murong, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, 

The Philippines 
Almuete, Rogelio R.; Cordon, Isabela, The Philippines 

Northeast Zaire Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 11, Seats 5-6 
*Yemba, Undo (8); professor school of theology; B. P. 560, 

Kananga, Zaire 
Onema, Menatu Wanya (7); president district UMW; B. P. 

560, Kananga, Zaire 

Reserves 
Lushima, Wembo; conference treasurer; B. P. 560, Kananga, 

Zaire 
Shuwembo, Lodi; university professor; B. P. 2006, Kisangani, 

Zaire 

Northern Illinois Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. A, Row 7, Seats 1-4 

Sec. A, Row 8, Seats 1-12 

* Jordan, Charles W. (10); pastor; 8101 So. Eberhart, Chicago, 

IL 60619 
Hoke, Sandra F. (7); pastor; P. 0. Box B, LaGrange, IL 60525 
Constantino, Leo (2); pastor; 1471 College Lane, Wheaton, IL 

60187 
Dillard, Kay B. (1); pastor; 107 So. Congress, Polo, IL 61064 
Chaney, David E. (3); pastor; 540 Fairway Lane, Sycamore, IL 

60178 
Flores, Finees (8); pastor; 3100 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60625 
Ague, Joseph E. (9); conference program staff; 434% So. 

Lombard, Oak Park, IL 60302 
Keaton, Jonathan D. (11); conference program staff; 337 W. 

Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL 60540 
McCabe, John S. (5); manager business development; 9 Bailey j 

Rd., Naperville, IL 60565 ' 

Riskedal, Kenneth (3); retired farmer; 1997 No. 43, Leland, IL 

60531 
Nailor, Steve (2); marketing engineer; 285 So. Hoisington Rd., 

Pecatonica, IL 61063 
Kirk, Eve G. (11); clergy spouse; 171 No. Sycamore, Box 1195, 

Hinckley, IL 60520 
Howell, John (6); retired postal worker; 6837 So. Michigan, 

Chicago, IL 60637 
Alguire, Frances M. (4); volunteer; 764 86th Place, Downers 

Grove, IL 60516 
Williams, Margaret Ann (7); diaconal minister; 1117 W. 127 

St., Calumet Park, IL 60643 
Druce, JanLynn (10); high school student; Box 58, Lyndon, IL 

66261 

Reserves 
Cho, Eun Chul; pastor; 4850 No. Bernard, Chicago, IL 50525 
Breneman, R. Bruce; district superintendent; 601 Linden PL, 

DeKalb, IL 60115 
Rosa, Jose Antonio; pastor; 1845 No. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 

60647 
Reeves, Kathy N.; pastor; 826 So. Wesley, Oak Park, IL 60304 
Landwehr, Arthur J.; pastor; 310 Church St., Evanston, IL 

60201 
Reed, James M.; district superintendent; 417 No. Scoville, 

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I Holtsfbrd, A. Philip; pastor; 230 Laurel Lane, DeKalb, IL 

60115 
1 Thomas, Darius E.; pastor; 8712 So. Emerald, Chicago, IL 

60620 
i Harmon, Thomas C; pastor; 623 Mason St., Ottawa, IL 61350 
Akemann, David A.; attorney; 201 So. Walnut, South Elgin, 
' IL 60177 

Bettenhausen, Beth; homemaker; 900 Bonnie Lane, Peotone, 
I IL 60468 

■ John, Emmy Lou; volunteer; 411 Grand Ave., Aurora, IL 
60506 
Fijiu, Kiyoko Kasai; general agency secretariat; 9110 E. 

Prairie Rd., Evanston, IL 60302 
Akers, Mary E.; teacher; 620 Emmert Dr., Sycamore, IL 60178 
Rudy, Doris J.; administrator; 321 Greenwood, Evanston, IL 

60201 
Cage, Mattie L.; executive assistant; 5235 So. Drexel Blvd., 

Chicago, IL 60615 
Fields, Alma; retired teacher; 9227 So. Paxton, Chicago, IL 
' 60617 
Garcia, Gloria; student; 2704 W. Belden, Chicago, IL 60647 

Northern New Jersey Annual Conference 

(6) 

Sec. B, Row 4, Seats 7-12 
*Lanning, Dean A. (11); pastor; 12 Roosevelt Rd., Maplewood, 

NJ 07040 
Young, Betty Jane (4); district superintendent; 10 Morse Dr., 

Maplewood, NJ 07040 
Lyght, Ernest S. (1); pastor; 11 Madison Ave., Montclair, NJ 

07042 
Lytle, John G. IE (5); retired business; 61 Lyons PL, Basking 

Ridge, NJ 07920 
Cope, Abigail J. (10); retired educator; 59 Garden St., 

Teaneck, NJ 07666 
Olson, Harriett Jane (3); attorney; 362 South St., Morristown, 

NJ 07960 Reserves 

Kim Hae-Jong; district superintendent; 132 Meadowbrook 

Rd., Englewood, NJ 07631 
Grant, Robert E.; pastor; 71 Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ 07871 
Brown, Donald H.; pastor; 76 Congers Rd., New City, NY 

10956 
Coxe, Susannah V.; pastor; 903 So. Beverwyck Rd., Parsip- 

pany, NJ 07054 
Simpson, Robert D.; pastor; 460 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 
Holland, Bettilou; homemaker; 128 Spencer Rd., Basking 

Ridge, NJ 07920 
Rivera, Marie; homemaker; 7809 4th Ave., North Bergen, NJ 

07047 
Styles-McClintock, Marian; conference associate council 

director; 599 Broadway #3-D, Patterson, NJ 07514 
Hardin, Paul III; university president; 40 Woodcliff Dr., 

Madison, NJ 07940 
Elmiger, Linda; general agency staff; 281A Willow St., 

Teaneck, NJ 07666 

Northern Philippines Annual Conference 

(2) 

Sec. A, Row 4, Seats 3-4 
*Ferrer, Fidel M. (4); pastor; 69 Tanza, Tuguergarao, 
Cagayan, The Philippines 



Santos, Harim T. (7); Centro Sur, Gattaran, Cagayan, The 
Philippines 

Reserves 

Caramat, AtanacU) C; district superintendent; Highway 
Cawayan, Isabela, The Philippines 

Siazon, Francisco Jr.; district superintendent; Sanchez Mira, 
Cagayan, The Philippines 

Pascasio, Marceliano A. Jr.; Isabela Rural Life Center, Fuyo, 
Ilagan, Isabela, The Philippines 

Cueto, Herminigildo J.; 15 Bonifacio St., Tuguegarao, 
Cagayan, The Philippines 

Cortez, Victor M; Cabagan, Isabela, The Philippines 

Cabulisan, Martin S.; pastor; Masisit-Dacal, Sanchez Mira, 
Cagayan, The Philippines 

Damasco, Marcelino S.; Union Theological Seminary, Das- 
marinas, Cavite, The Philippines 

Velasco, Gaudencio P.; pastor; Dugo, Camalaniugan, Ca- 
gayan, The Philippines 

Galamay, Ernesto B.; San Antonio, Delfin Albano, Isabela, 
The Philippines 

Ferrer, Oscar C; pastor; Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, The 
Philippines 

Abella, Leonardo P.; Buguey, Cagayan, The Philippines 

Tasipit, Pedro M.; pastor; Aparri, Cagayan, The Philippines 

Tandayu, Primitivo; district superintendent; Osmena, Ilagan, 
Isabela, The Philippines 

Adduru, Pablo M.; pastor; Ilagan, Isabela, The Philippines 

Ladia, Francisco B.; pastor; Gattaran, Cagayan, The Philip- 
pines 

Agtarap, Nena T.; pastor; Tumauini, Isabela, The Philippines 

Dela Cruz, Sergio D.; pastor; San Antonio, Delfin Albano, 
Isabela, The Philippines 

Villa, Samuel B.; pastor; Mabini Gamu, Isabela, The 
Philippines 

Quidasol, Bienvenido M.; Roxas, Isabela, The Philippines 

Salacop, Rolando L.; Delfin Albano, Isabela, The Philippines 

Manuel, Ofelia S.; Mabini, Gamu, Isabela, The Philippines 

Caypimo, David A.; 13 Camp St., Caritan Centro, Tugue- 
garao, Cagayan, The Philippines 

Velasco, Perfecto V.; %UMC, Cawayan, Isabela, The Philip- 
pines 

Gonzaga, Thelma R.; 44 Lecaros Extension, Ugac Sur, 
Tuguegarao, Cagayan, The Philippines 

Rasus, Monico B.; %UMC, Tuguegarao, Cagayan, The 
Philippines 

Jimenez, Bienvenido J.; Aparri, Cagayan, The Philippines 

Asanias, Herman C; Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, The Philip- 
pines 

Raquel, Dominador M.; Bangan, Sanche Mira, Cagayan, The 
Philippines 

Padron, Samuel A.; San Antonio, Delfin Albano, Isabela, The 
Philippines 

Adduru, Erlinda G.; %UMC, Ilagan, Isabela, The Philippines 

Jimenez, Natividad A.; Aparri, Cagayan, The Philippines 

Binasoy, Celia R.; SSS Office, Tuguegarao, Cagayan, The 
Philippines 

Crismo, Phoebe G.; National Council of Churches in the 
Philippines; 879 EDSA, Quezon City, The Philippines 

Quilang, Remedies Y.; Student Christian Center, 57 College 
Ave., Tuguegarao, Cagayan, The Philippines 

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Northwest Philippines Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 1, Seats 11-12 
*Gutierrez, Benjamin R. (5), pastor; 27 Alvear Blvd., 

Dingayen, Pangasinan, The Philippines 
Valera, Alejandrino C. (1); government official; 4 Bukaneg 

St., Baguio City, The Philippines 

Reserves 

Bailen, Gregorio R.; Maramba Blvd., Lingayen, Pangasinan, 
The Philippines 

Estioko, Manuel B. Jr.; district superintendent; Guimba, 
Nueva Ecija, The Philippines 

Vidal, Stanley M.; pastor; Tayug, Pangasinan, The Philip- 
pines 

Lumanang, Romeo 0.; pastor; Villasis, Pangasinan, The 
Philippines 

Ramos, Domingo B.; Cabungan, Anda, Pangasinan, The 
Philippines 

Carlit, Romeo C; pastor; Agno, Pangasinan, The Philippines 

Balgos, Jaime M.; district superintendent; Bugayong, Bina- 
lonan, Pangasinan, The Philippines 

Cacho, Warlito; pastor; Guimba, Nueva Ecije, The Philippines 

Curameng, Isagani A.; pastor; Baguio City, The Philippines 

Vinluan, Victor C; pastor; Dagupan City, The Philippines 

Predas, Manuel E.; pastor; 94 Sison St., San Fabian, 
Pangasinan, The Philippines 

Amarillo, Samuel C; pastor; Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, The 
Philippines 

Romero, Leopoldo S.; pastor; Amarao, Santa Cruz, Illocos Sur, 
The Philippines 

Nilo, Jeremias B.; pastor; Munoz, Nueva Ecija, The Philip- 
pines 

Cruz, Alice T.; pastor; Burgos, Pangasinan, The Philippines 

Valelo, Federico L.; pastor; Alcala, Pangasinan, The Philip- 
pines 

Garibay, Samuel C; district superintendent; Carino, Paniqui, 
Tarlac, The Philippines 

Espanto, Pedro M.; district superintendent; Calaoaan, Can- 
don, Docos Sur, The Philippines 

Raquindin, Jose Q.; district superintendent; Dagupan City, 
The Philippines 

Biteng, Alfredo G.; pastor; Luna, Burgos, Ilocos Sur, The 
Philippines 

Casipit, Abraham F.; pastor; Mangaldan, Pangasinan, The 
Philippines 

Cambe, Felix G.; district superintendent; Magsaysay, Ala- 
minos, Pangasinan, The Philippines 

Villanueva, Benjamin S.; pastor; Paniqui, Tarlac, The 
Philippines 

Zarate, Gaudencio G.; pastor; Calasiao, Pangasinan, The 
Philippines 

Taoagen, Bonifacio; pastor; Lungog, Narvacan, Docos Sur, 
The Philippines 

Viloria, Manuel; pastor; Binalonan, Pangasinan, The Philip- 
pines 



Ramos, Ferdinand; pastor; San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, The 

Philippines 
Torio, Pedro; pastor; Galimuyod, Ilocos Sur, The Philippines 
Pascua, Lelita R.; pastor; Camiling, Tarlac, The Philippines 
Mendoza, Arsenio; vice-mayor; Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, The 

Philippines 
Lamorena, Crispiniano E.; Paniqui, Tarlac, The Philippines 
Biasbas, Lucrecia F.; Student Christian Center, Lingayen, 

Pangasinan, The Philippines 
Cerdan, Francisco C. Jr.; Anda, Pangasinan, The Philippines 
Valera, Caridad V.; 4 Bukaneg St., Baguio City, The 

Philippines 
Peralta, Rebecca S.; Dudley-Lara Christian Center, Vigan, 

Ilocos Sur, The Philippines 
Bailen, Esperanza B.; Maramba Blvd., Lingayen, Pangasin- 
an, The Philippines 
Framo, Chita R.; P. 0. Box 1174, Manila, The Philippines 
Vidal, Rebecca S.; %UMC, San Fabian, Pangasinan, The 

Philippines 
Binwag, Josefina L.; Student Christian Center, Lingayen, 

Pangasinan, The Philippines 
Roldan, Leonardo E.; San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, The Philippines 
Lupdag, Anselmo D.; CLSU, Munoz, Nueva Ecija, The 

Philippines 
Bang-Asan, Violeta G.; Candon, Ilocos Sur, The Philippines 
Baniqued, Jeremias F.; Domanpot, Asingan, Pangasinan, The 

Philippines 
Peralta, Dominador Jr.; %UMC, Dagupan City, The Philip- 
pines 
Cauton, Satumino C; 11 Strauss, Ideal Subdivision, Quezon 

City, The Philippines 
Javier, Mauro C. Jr.; 306 Perez Blvd., Dagupan City, The 

Philippines 
Gutierrez, Basilia B.; 27 Alvear Blvd., Lingayen, Pangasinan, 

The Philippines 
Millan, Chita R.; Calarin Malued District, Dagupan City, The 

Philippines 
Caasi, Filipinas A.; Bolinao, Pangasinan, The Philippines 
Palaganas, Leon; %UMC, Dagupan City, The Philippines 
Orias, Josue; Bani, Pangasinan, The Philippines 
Valera, David V.; 4 Bukaneg St., Baguio City, The Philippines 
Lopez, Warlita A.; Paniqui, Tarlac, The Philippines 
Espanto, Pilar G.; Calaoaan, Candon, Ilocos Sur, The 

Philippines 
Orpilla, David V.; Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, The Philippines 
Gacutan, Ezekias G.; 11 C. Honorio Lopez, Gagalangin, 

Tondo, Manila, The Philippines 
Binwag, Revelina C; Philippine Military Academy, Baguio 

City, The Philippines 
Ortiz, Carlos L.; Babayoan, Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, The 

Philippines 
Ochinang, Remedios P.; Paniqui, Tarlac, The Philippines 

Northwest Texas Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. C, Row 20, Seats 1-8 
Whittle, Charles D. (7); pastor; 1318 So. 2nd, Abilene, TX 

79602 
Lutrick, Charles E. (10); pastor; Box 6, Midland, TX 79701 
Kirk, R. L. (3); pastor; 3717 44th St., Lubbock, TX 79413 
Trotter, Clifford E. (11); district superintendent; 1408 So. 

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*Waterfield, Jim B. (5); rancher; Box 447, Canadian, TX 

79014 
Nixon, Harold (1); implement dealer; 15 Cobblestone, Abi- 
lene, TX 79697 
Kim, Thomas (8); college president, McMurry College, 

Abilene, TX 79697 
Baumgardner, Robert (2); insurance; Box 1335, Brownfield, 

TX 79316 

Reserves 
Smith, James W.; pastor; 4600 So. Western, Amarillo, TX 

79109 
Fuller, Tom C; pastor; 2215 58th St., Lubbock, TX 79412 
Parks, E. Bruce; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1299, 

Plainview, TX 79073-1299 
Thomson, Thomas H.; pastor; 4501 Thomason, Midland, TX 

79703 
Dotts, Ted J.; pastor; 1501 University, Lobbock, TX 79401 
Wert, Robert M.; diaconal minister; 3717 44th St., Lubbock, 

TX 79413 
Bagwell, Inelle; director domestic violence program; 4109 

Stony Point, Amarillo, TX 79121 
Adcock, Bo; insurance agent; 1007 No. 11th St., Lamesa, TX 

79331 
Anderson, Betty; homemaker; 5017 15th St., Lubbock, TX 

79416 
Shaw, Bobbye; homemaker; 2309 53rd St. , Lubbock, TX 79412 

Norway Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 3, Seats 1-2 
*Larsen, Harald (11); district superintendent; Brattvollvn 

165, 1164 Oslo 11, Norway 
Winge, Kjerstin (10); dean Methodist nursing school; Akers- 

bakken 39B, 0172 Oslo 1, Norway 
Reserves 
Olsen, Oystein; pastor; Roald Amundsensv. 8, 1650 Sellebakk, 

Norway 
Hjort-Sorensen, Ame; agricultural adviser; Gamblebruvn. 7, 

2400 Elver\mi, Norway 

Oklahoma Annual Conference (20) 

Sec. A, Row 20, Seats 3-12 

Sec. A, Row 21, Seats 3-12 

Oden, William B. (11); pastor; 401 W. Randolph, Enid, OK 

73701 
Owen, Raymond H. (3); pastor; Box 1136, Bartlesville, OK 

74005 
Plowman, Howard L. (10); district superintendent; 3311 So. 

Yale, Tulsa, OK 74135 
Richardson, Charles H. (7); district superintendent; 2212 

Alderham, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 
Taylor, Helen G. (1); pastor; 5808 N. W. 23, Oklahoma City, 

OK 73127 
Biggs, Mouzon Jr. (5); pastor; 1301 So. Boston, Tulsa, OK 

74119 
Severe, David L. (4); pastor; Box 390, Edmond, OK 73083 
Thomas, David W. (8); pastor; 222 N. W. 15, Oklahoma City, 

OK 73103 
Smith, William I. (9); pastor; 1021 N. W. 37, Oklahoma City, 

OK 73118 
Meyer, Lester A. (6); district superintendent; 1231 Kenil- 

worth, Oklahoma City, OK 73114 



*Oden, Tal (4); attorney; P. 0. Box J, Altus, OK 73522 
Agnew, Theodore L. (11); university professor; 1216 No. 

Lincoln St., Stillwater, OK 74075 
Gilbert, Ronald W. (5); dentist; 304 B St. N. W., Miami, OK 

74354 
Vanzant, Lucille (7); staff, public school; 602 No. Cox, 

Wynnewood, OK 73098 
Goto, Thomas (1); architect; 3716 Quapah Circle, Oklahoma 

City, OK 73112 
Waymire, Dale (3); business executive; Box 617, Madill, OK 

73446 
Parker, Robert L. (10); drilling; 3701 So. Atlanta PL, Tulsa, 

OK 74105 
Benson, Judy (9); accountant; 1000 Wall, Frederick, OK 

73542 
Jantz, Barbara (2); homemaker; 1603 Terrace, Duncan, OK 

73533 
Lawson, Rosalie (6); gerontologist; 1007 So. Osage, Skoatook, 

OK 74070 

Reserves 
Neaves, Norman E.; pastor; 6009 N. W. Expressway, 

Oklahoma City, OK 73132 
Buskirk, James B.; pastor; 1115 So. Boulder, Tulsa, OK 74119 
Fenn, Philip J.; pastor; Box 2190, Norman, OK 73070 
Mason, William C; pastor; 5838 So. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 

74145 
Combs, Don C; pastor; Box 3337, Shawnee, OK 74801 
Pierson, iJoieriZ).; pastor; 3515 So. Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74135 
Bowles, Paul D.; pastor; 1212 Bedford Dr., Oklahoma City, 

OK 73116 
Holmes, Lucinda S.; pastor; Drawer 280, Perkins, OK 74059 
Harris, Joseph L.; pastor; 5838 So. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 74145 
Nease, B. Gene; pastor; 5819 N. W. 41, Oklahoma City, OK 

73122 
Miller, Glen 0.; pastor; Box 518, Chickasha, OK 73018 
Magbee, Thurman; businessman/rancher; 7609 Dorset Dr., 

Oklahoma City, OK 73116 
Price, Elizabeth Box; diaconal minister; 2723 Cypress, 

Norman, OK 73072 
Thomas, Donna; nursing professor; Box 417, Nicoma Park, 

OK 73066 
Foster, Nancy; homemaker; 4742 So. Irvington, Tulsa, OK 

74135 
Powers, Donald E.; retired judge; Box 545, Chandler, OK 

74135 
Hicks, L. T.; retired; 4307 E. 32nd PL, Tulsa, OK 74135 
Richardson, Emma A.; diaconal minister; 2717 W. Heftier Rd., 

Oklahoma City, OK 73120 
Lusk, C. Edwin; marketing consultant; 1514 Crestwood Dr., 

Wagoner, OK 74467 
LaGrone, Robert H.; retired public school administrator; 606 

Garden Lane, McAlester, OK 74501 
Hodges, Larry; rancher; Rt. 1, Box 3, Forgan, OK 73938 
Waymire, Mona Mae; insurance company executive; Box 159, 

Madill, OK 73446 

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference 

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Sec. C, Row 16, Seats 11-12 
*Roughface, Thomas (6); conference staff; 3020 So. Harvey, 
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Thompson, Becky (2); diaconal minister; 3020 So. Harvey, 

Oklahoma City, OK 73109 

Reserves 
Long, David Jr.; pastor; 2309 So. Kate, Oklahoma City, OK 

73129 
Brown, Shirley; auto valet; Rt. 1, Box 173; Kellyville, OK 

74039 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. B, Row 17, Seats 5-12 
*Walker, William 0. (11); pastor; 1376 Olive St., Eugene, OR 

97401 
Seckel, Carol A. (5); district superintendent; 140 Church St., 

S.E., Salem, OR 97301 
McConnell, Bruce E. (7); executive director small church/rural 

life center; P. 0. Box 514, Filer, ID 83328-0514 
Tomera, Katherine A. (6); pastor; 3674 12th S.E., Salem, OR 

97302 
Boe, Donna H. (1); homemaker; 226 So. 16th, Pocatello, ID 

83201 
Pino, Ren6 (3); educational consultant; 3354 Brooklyn, 

Portland, OR 97202 
Herber, Donna (10); homemaker; 1375 Ewald S.E., Salem, OR 

97302 
Lawrence, Audrey (2); homemaker; 4192 Tattenham Way, 

Boise, ID 83704 

Reserves 
Burtner, Robert W.; district superintendent; 440 Maxwell Rd. , 

Eugene, OR 97404 
Schwiebert, John T.; pastor; 4026 N.E. 39th Ave., Portland, 

OR 97212 
Pitney, Deborah Peck; pastor; 1165 N.W. Monroe, Corvallis, 

OR 97330 
Whitehead, Thomas M.; pastor; 5830 N.E. Alameda, Portland, 

OR 97213 
Heath, Judith; homemaker; Rt. 2, Box 120, Buhl, ID 83316 
Bateman, Ann C; diaconal minister; 595 Oregon Ave. N.E., 

Salem, OR 97301 
Reed, Watford; newspaper employee; 5300 S.E. Ivon St., 

Portland, OR 97206 
Foster, Colleen; homemaker; 3114 N.E. Monterey Dr., 

Roseburg, OR 97470 

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. A, Row 19, Seats 3-12 
*Swenson, Mary Ann (7); district superintendent; 2702 Oakes 

Ave. #E, Everett, WA 98201 
Summerour, Wm. Franklin (3); pastor; 828 Caspars St., 

Edmonds, WA 98020 
Iwamoto, Edward T. (11); district superintendent; 515 W. 

15th St., Vancouver, WA 98660 
Goldson, Edsel D. (6); conference associate council director; 

2112 3rd Ave. #300, Seattle, WA 98121 
Albertson, Robert G. (4); retired university professor; 2915 No. 

28th St., Tacoma, WA 98407 
Abrams, L. George (2); research; 10424 99th St. S.W., Tacoma, 

WA 98498-1816 
Stevens, Robert W. (5); conference treasurer; 2112 3rd Ave. 

#300, Seattle, WA 98121 



Finkbeiner, Eleanor (8); Christian education volunteer; 1415 

Hains, Richland, WA 99352 
Ferguson, Phyllis S. (9); office manager; 10050 43rd Place 

N.E., Seattle, WA 98125 
Higgins, Walter M. (1); retired; 26457 8th Ave. So., Kent, WA 

98032 

Reserves 
Lawson, Norman R.; pastor; 1124 Stevens Dr., Richland, WA 

99352 
Ingram-Ward, Beryl; pastor; 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 

WA 98004 
Aosved, Alvin E.; district superintendent; 305 Denny Bldg., 

Walla Walla, WA 99362 
Hierholzer, John D.; district superintendent; W 905 River- 
side, Spokane, WA 99201 
Bowers, Flora J.; pastor; E. 1607 9th, Spokane, WA 99202 
Lane, Joan E.; administrative secretary; 607 Tacoma Ave. So., 

Tacoma, WA 98402 
Jones, Gail F.; church program director; 18515 92nd Ave. 

N.E., Bothell, WA 98011 
Gates, Mary; parish worker; P. 0. Box 2285, Wenatchee, WA 

98801 
Zellmer, Willard A.; superior court judge; 314 Merriem, Box 

27, Davenport, WA 99122 
Cooley, Tobin; student; 887 Samish Terrace, Bow, WA 98232 

Peninsula Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. A, Row 3, Seats 5-12 
*Stapleton, J. Gordon (2); conference council director; 139 No. 

State St., Dover, DE 19901 
Ellis, Edwin L. (3); district superintendent; 139 No. State St., 

Dover, DE 19901 
Kester, Susan Keirn (9); conference associate council director; 

139 No. State St., Dover, DE 19901 
Hemphill, William (1); pastor; P. 0. Box 309, Hockessin, DE 

19707 
Hardcastle, James C. (8); retired school administrator; 121 

No. Kirkwood St., Dover DE 19901 
Walton, Norma Jo (7); homemaker; 2 No. Laws St., 

Bridgewater, DE 19933 
Clendaniel, Virginia (6); homemaker; P. 0. Box 125, Lincoln, 

DE 19960 
Brittingham, Dolly (4); homemaker; 213 Naylor St., Salis- 
bury, MD 21801 

Reserves 
Nichols, Charlotte; pastor; 420 Dover St., Easton, MD 21601 
Barton, Charles E.; pastor; 239 No. Conwell St., Seaford, DE 

19973 
Seymour, James T.; pastor; 4303 Whittier Rd., Wilmington, 

DE 19802 
Wilkins, Edward R.; pastor; Oxford Rd. & Trippe Ave., 

Easton, MD 21601 
Bailey, Norma 0.; pastor; P. 0. Box 82, Charlestown, MD 

21914 
Appleby, Harry; retired; 1075 Red Lion Rd., New Castle, DE 

19720 
Cloud, Kay P.; gas company employee; 431 Briar Creek Dr., 

Hockessin, DE 19707 
Laws, Ruth M.; retired; 844 Forest St., Dover, DE 19901 
Quillen, Cindy; diaconal minister; P. 0. Box 5, Dagsboro, DE 

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Philippines Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 2, Seats 11-12 
*Manuel, Nathanael S. (6); 900 United Nations Ave., Ennita, 

Manila, The Philippines 
De Pano, Ulpiano (3); Muzon, Malabon, Metro Manila, The 

Philippines Reserves 

Reyes, Benjamin T.; pastor; 55 Guevarra St., SFDM, Quezon 

City, The Philippines 
Carlos, Eduardo; pastor; 186 San Rafael, Mandaluyong, 

Metro Manila, The Philippines 
Kasiguran, Cirilo; pastor; 915 Quezon Blvd. Extension, 

Quezon City, The Philippines 
Flores, Maximo; pastor; Petronia St., Buenamar Subdivision, 

Novaliches, Quezon City, The Philippines 
Garibay, Limerio; pastor; Lilac St., Fairview Park, Quezon 

City, The Philippines 
Vengco, Nonato; pastor; 130 Kamuning Road, Quezon City, 

The Philippines 
Legaspi, Dominador; pastor; 0199 Quirino Ave., Tambo, 

Paranaque, Metro Manila, The Philippines 
Martinez, Rolando; pastor; 671 M. Salvador St., San Juan, 

Metro Manila, The Philippines 
Flores, Ramoncito; pastor; Susano Road, Deparo, Novaliches, 

Quezon City, The Philippines 
Latonero, Simeon; pastor; 10 P. Zamora St., Marikina, Metro 

Manila, The Philippines 
Castillo, Anacieto; pastor; 321 College Rd., Pasay City, The 

Philippines 
Lucena, Harvey; pastor; 157 Bagumbayan Norte, Naga City, 

The Philippines 
Cera, Hermogenes Jr.; pastor; 943 Aurora Blvd., Quezon City, 

The Philippines 
Jose, Meynardo R.; Union Theological Seminary; P. 0. Box 

841, Manila, The Philippines 
Alvarez, Maximo; Rocha Hardware #305, 86 General Luna 

St., Naga City, The Philippines 
Dizon, Maximo; pastor; Rizal Ave. cor. Lope De Vega, Santa 

Cruz, Manila, The Philippines 
Letana, Reynaldo; pastor; Circumferential Rd., Antipolo, 

Rizal, The Philippines 
Agustin, Odon; pastor; 943 Aurora Blvd., Quezon City, The 

Philippines 
Panganibsm, Rustico; judge; Regional Trial Court, Imus, 

Cavite, The Philippines 
Mostoles, Rhodita; 1445 Zobel Roxas, Vito Cruz, Manila, The 

Philippines 
Pascual, Crisolito; lawyer; 44 Maginhawa, UP Village, 

Quezon City, The Philippines 
Cudal, Aurora; 900 United Nations Ave., Manila, The 

Philippines 
Teano, Veronica; %UMC M. Naval St., Navotas, Metro 

Manila, The Philippines 
Aherrera, Lydia; homemaker; 230 Washington St., Merville 

Park, Paranaque, Metro Manila, The Philippines 
Depatillo, Philip; 900 United Nations Ave., Manila, The 

Philippines 
Bernardo, Teodoro; attorney; 1240 General Lima St., Ermita, 

Manila, The Philippines 



Mendigorin, Abdon; 126 J. P. Rizal St., Proj. 4, Quezon City, 

The Philippines 
Pajaro, Joaquina T.; homemaker; 2 Marilag, UP Village, 

Quezon City, The Philippines 
Gatdula, Balbino Jr.; attorney; 699 M. Naval St., Navotas, 

Metro Manila, The Philippines 
Pascual, Olivia S.; Del Monte Rural Bank; 958 Del Monte 

Ave., Quezon City, The Philippines 
Guzman, Evangeline de; %UMC, 157 Bagumbayan Norte, 

Naga City, The Philippines 
Gonzales, Manuel; engineer; 124 3rd St., 10th Ave., Grace 

Park, Caloocan City, The Philippines 
Puno, Carlito S.; 39 Don Enrique Heights, Diliman, Quezon 

City, The Philippines 
Ramos, Libertino; %UMC, 157 Bagumbayan Norte, Naga 

City, The Philippines 
Lucas, Pag-asa; Harris Memorial College; Taft Ave. cor. 

United Nations, Ermita, Manila, The Philippines 
Ampil, Rodolfo; 20A Cruz St., SFDM, Quezon City, The 

Philippines 

Poland Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. C, Row 4, Seats 11-12 
*Kuczma, Adam (7); district superintendent; ul. Mokotowska 

12/10, 00561 Warsaw, Poland 
Kuczma, Jolanta (8); director; Methodist English Language 

School; ul. Jagiellonska 3/5, 03721 Warszawa, Poland 

Reserves 

Puslecki, Edward; pastor; ul. Pomorska 41/4. 03721 

Warszawa, Poland 
Benedyktowicz, Olgierd; psychiatrist; ul. Kartraginy 1/272, 

02762 Warszawa, Poland 

Puerto Rico Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 5, Seats 1-2 
*Bonilla, Victor (1); pastor; Box A-D, Caparra Heights, San 

Juan, PR 00922 
Ortiz, Victor (7); clinical psychologist; 1002 Munoz Rivera 
Ave. #205, Rio Piedras, PR 00926 
Reserves 
Vera, Juan; pastor; Box 53-B, Bo. Santana, Arecibo, PR 00612 
Rivera, Noemi; social worker; 491 Arborway #21, Jamaica 
Plain, MA 02130 

Red Bird Missionary Conference (2) 

Sec. C, Row 9, Seats 11-12 
*Allen, David L. (7); conference superintendent; Queendale 

Center, Box 3, Beverly, KY 40913 
Helton, Charlene (10); secretary; HC 80, Box 258, Helton, KY 
40840 

Reserves 
Brunk, J. Jamison; pastor; HC 80, Box 184, Helton, KY 40840 
East, Robert E.; maintenance supervisor; Box 123, Frakes, 
KY 40940 

Rio Grande Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 11, Seats 1-2 
*Martinez, Joel N. (5); pastor; 2422 No. Akard, Dallas, TX 
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Martfnez, Samuel G. (3); sales representative; 922 S. 12th St., 

Edinburg, TX 78539-5604 

Reserves 
Garcia, Daniel; pastor; 1102 75th St., Houston, TX 77011- 

2810 
Escareno, Delia; librarian; 551 Gettysburg, San Antonio, TX 

78228 

Rocky Mountain Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. D, Row 3, Seats 1-10 
Bleyle, Deanna M. (11); pastor; 12755 W. Cedar Dr., 

Lakewood, CO 80228 
Messer, Donald E. (1); president school of theology; 2201 So. 

University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210 
Day, Samuel S. (10); district superintendent; 2200 So. 

University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210 
Paup, Edward W. (4); pastor; 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo, CO 

81003 
Watson, Keith E. (2); pastor; 350 11th Ave., Longmont, CO 

80501 
*Takamine, Connie J. (7); finamcial management consultant; 

3001 Ivanhoe, Denver, CO 80207 
Dolsen, David H. (5); corporate officer; 3503 Morris Ave., 

Pueblo, CO 81008 
Johnston, Paula (3); homemaker; 1825 Jewel Dr., Longmont, 

CO 80501 
Geis, Sally B. (8); educator; 2258 So. Milwaukee, Denver, CO 

80210 
Anderson, Rodney (6); retired educator; 440 33rd St., 

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 

Reserves 
Sumner, Janet B.; district superintendent; 88 Amherst, 

Pueblo, CO 81005 
Schuster, J. Charles; pastor; 1401 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 

80302 
McGraw, Marilyn; pastor; 5209 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 

80207 
Trigg, 0. Gerald; pastor; 420 No. Nevada Ave., Colorado 

Springs, CO 80903 
Murphy, Paul E.; district superintendent; 2200 So. University 

Blvd., Denver, CO 80210 
Kelemeni, Eddie; pastor; 1702 W. 30th St., Pueblo, CO 81008 
Vaughn, Kim; student; 1609-D So. Ivory Circle, Aurora, CO 

80017 
Long, Beverly; homemaker; 578 Voiles Dr., Brighton, CO 

80601 
Vandagriff, Marguerite; volunteer; 210 E. 4th St., Julesburg, 

CO 80737 
Thompson, Marjorie; small business owner; Rt. 1, Box 226, 

Morgan, UT 84050 
Sand, Leona; business owner; 1008 Commanche Dr., Fort 

Collins, CO 80525 
Smith, Nolan; retired; 702 Hoome Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 

80907 

Sierra Leone Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 6, Seats 3-4 
*Humper, Joseph C. (7); conference council director; P. 0. Box 

523, Freetown, Sierra Leone 
Bailor, Ada F. M. (1); teacher; P. 0. Box 523, Freetown, Sierra 

Leone 



Reserves 

Marovia, Francis J.; pastor; P. 0. Box 523, Freetown, Sierra '. 

Leone 
Quee, David B.; lawyer; P. 0. Box 523, Freetown, Sierra Leone 



South Carolina Annual Conference (22) 

Sec. D, Row 12, Seats 1-12 

Sec. D, Row 13, Seats 3-12 

Hicks, Granville A. (2); pastor; 601 Lexington Ave., Kingstree, 

SC 29556 
Gadsden, James S. (11); conference council director; 4908 

Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203 
Meadors, M. L. Jr. (7); pastor; P. 0. Drawer 1988, Greenville, 

SC 29602 
Stillwell, Robert E. (4); pastor; P. 0. Box 16, Darlington, SC 

29532 
Lupo, Clinron Jones Jr. (10); pastor; 211 No. Main St., 

Greenwood, SC 29646 
Hunter, James E. HI (1); district superintendent; 205 Arbor 

Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29302 
Cannon, Ralph A. (3); pastor; 1205 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 

29020 
Corderman, Delos D. (5); administrator conference office of 

ministerial affairs; 4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203 
Quilling, Debra A. S. (9); director Wesley Foundation; 70 

Newport Dr., Columbia, SC 29204 
Bouknight, William R. HI (8); pastor; 3401 Trenholm Rd., 

Columbia, SC 29204 
Johnson, Charles L. (6); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

3207, CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29731 
*Carter, R. Fletcher (3); conference associate council director; 

4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203 
Shingler, Sara (1); homemaker; 210 Lakewood Dr., Spartan- 
burg, SC 29302 
Kent, Harry R. (2); construction consultant; 2935 Doncaster 

Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 
Hendrix, Clelia D. (11); fulltime volunteer; 309 Arundel Rd., 

Greenville, SC 29615 
Jackson, Rhett (4); bookstore owner; 4848 Landrum Dr., 

Columbia, SC 29206 
Murphy, Richard F. (5); tax consultant; 365 Lake Forest Dr., 

Spartanburg, SC 29302 
Gramling, Polly (10); homemaker; Gramling, SC 29348 
Salley, James (7); college development director; 502 Rosewood 

S.W., Orangeburg, SC 29115 
Manning, Ethel (6); homemaker; 1809 No. BriarclifF, Orange- 
burg, SC 29115 
Bell, Robert (9); attorney; 508 Laurel Dr., Graniteville, SC 

29829 
Buie, Becky L. (8); conference treasurer; P. 0. Box 3787, 

Columbia, SC 29230 

Reserves 
Crenshaw, W. J. Bryan; retired pastor; 68 Oxford Rd., Lake 

Junaluska, NC 28745 
Henry-Crowe, Susan; conference associal council director; 

4908 Colonial Drs., Columbia, SC 29203 
Duffle, George S. Jr.; district superintendent; 222 Rutherford 

St. #B, Greenville, SC 29608 
McDowell, Edward H. Jr.; pastor; 5804 Miramar, Columbia, 

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Walter, Theodore H.; pastor; P. 0. Box 149, Rock Hill, SC 

29731 
Brittain, Thomas N.; district superintendent; 754 Rutledge 

Ave., Charleston, SC 29403 
McNeill, William W.; pastor; 1125 Montague Ave., North 

Charleston, SC 29406 
Ulmer, B. Susan; pastor; 3407 Devine St., Columbia, SC 

29205 
Kinnett, William R.; pastor; P. 0. Box 608, Lancaster, SC 

29720 
Alewine, James E.; pastor; P. 0. Box 788, Beaufort, SC 29902 
Jones-Simmons, Angelin; pastor; P. 0. Box 775, Moncks 

Comer, SC 29461 
Lewis, Sinclair E.; district superintendent; 104 Amherst Dr., 

Greenwood, SC 29646 
Taylor, Eben; pastor; P. 0. Box 203, Laurens, SC 29360 
Briscoe, Carolyn; college professor; P. 0. Box 1825, Clemson, 

SC 29633 
Fields, Richard; circuit court judge; 65 Spring St., Charleston, 

SC 29403 
Boultinghouse, Barbara; supervisor community residence 

program; 712 Lafayette St., Camden, SC 29020 
Bailey, Bob; land resources consultant; 9361 Monticello Rd., 

Columbia, SC 29203 
Heyward, Joseph; college vice-president; P. 0. Box 384, 

Florence, SC 29503 
Langston, Beth; teacher; 535 Central Ave., Summerville, SC 

29483 
Quick, Toris; student; 114 Robeson St., Bennettsville, SC 

29512 
Thompson, Martha F.; realtor; 412 Hempsted, Columbia, SC 

29210 
Appleby, Charles; sales representative; P. 0. Box 3286, 

Florence, SC 29501 
Willson, June; director Christian education; 317 Ayers Circle, 

Summerville, SC 29483 
Hipp, J. C; furniture sales; 3390 Liberty St., Loris, SC 29569 
Redmond, John; gems dealer; 220 Main St. #315, Greenville, 

SC 29601 
Lesesne, Joab; college president; Wofford College, Spartan- 
burg, SC 29301 

South Dakota Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. C, Row 11, Seats 1-2 
Millard, M. Kent (3); pastor; 310 No. Rowley, Mitchell, SD 

57301 
*Wahlstrom, LaRayne (7); volunteer; 819 9th Ave., Brook- 
ings, SD 57006 

Reserves 
Klarup, Donald G.; pastor; 401 So. Spring, Sioux Falls, SD 

57104 
Fisher, Richard W.; pastor; 3500 Canyon Lake, Rapid City, 

SD 57702 
Ward, Richard A.; pastor; P. 0. Box 1648, Rapid City, SD 

57709 
EberhaH, Penelope V.; pastor; 625 5th St., Brookings, SD 

57006 
Beddow, James; university president; 1331 So. Minnesota, 

Mitchell, SD 57301 
Hayenga, Mary; farmer; RR, Box 1, Andover, SD 57422 
Gyre, Philip; farmer; Hazel, SD 57242 



Drabek, Robert; self-employed; Rt. 3, Box 49, Winner, SD 
57580 



South Georgia Annual Conference (14) 

Sec. C, Row 15, Seats 1-4 

Sec. C, Row 16, Seats 1-10 

*Hancock, C. Wilbourne (10); district superintendent; 4842 

Wesleyan Woods Drive, Macon, GA 31210 
Daughtery, Vergil Lacy Jr. (3); district superintendent; P. 0. 

Box 2568, Valdosta, GA 31601 
Edwards, Marion M. (11); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

876, Waycross, GA 31501 
Ramsey, Gilbert Lee (8); district superintendent; 3434 Hilton 

Woods Dr., Columbus, GA 31906 
Key, William R. (2); pastor; 27 Leary Dr., Savannah, GA 

31406 
Pennell, James T. (5); district superintendent; 106 Lee Blvd., 

Savannah, GA 31405 
Roberson, Joseph (9); conference associate council director; 

P. 0. Box 408, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 
Phillips, J. Taylor (6); judge; P. 0. Box 5086, Macon, GA 31213 
Carruth, Augusta (7); homemaker; 700 Island View Dr., 

Brunswick, GA 31520 
Coppedge, Helen Rhea (1); businesswoman; 305 Knoxville St., 

Fort Valley, GA 31030 
Yawn, Eugenia (4); retired teacher; P. 0. Box 245, Milan, GA 

31060 
Hatcher, Bill (3); druggist; 104 Dunbarton Dr., Statesboro, 

GA 30458 
Cox, Ray Jr. (2); conference associate council director; P. 0. 

Box 408, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 
Hopkins, Carolyn J. (5); financial secretary; Rt. 3, Box 22, 

Cairo, GA 31728 

Reserves 
Rush, James Howard; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

2054, Statesboro, GA 30458 
Bullington, Elick Stevens Jr.; pastor; 2045 Vineville Ave., 

Macon, GA 31204 
Horton, John Errell Jr.; pastor; P. 0. Box 334, Albany, GA 

31702 
Powell, William 0.; pastor; 2200 Dawson Rd., Albany, GA 

31707 
Hurdle, William H.; executive director state commission on 

higher education; 159 Ralph McGill Blvd. N. E. #102, 

Atlanta, GA 30365 
Watson, W. Hampton Jr.; pastor; 2102 No. Slater St., 

Valdosta, GA 31602 
Scarbrough, Nancy Jane; pastor; 2200 Dawson Rd., Albany, 

GA 31707 
Hinshaw, Milton Creede; pastor; P. 0. Box 595, Metter, GA 

30459 
Martin, S. Walter; retired college president; 2703 Berkley Dr., 

Valdosta, GA 31602 
Deriso, Walter M.; attorney; P. 0. Box 64, Albany, GA 31702 
Martin, Florence Sapp; regional interpreter curriculum J 

resources; 1215 18th Ave., Columbus, GA 31906 ' 

Newton, Joseph B.; superior court judge; P. 0. Box 1507, 

Waycross, GA 31501 J 

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Lifsey, Thomas Roy; retired civil service; 200 Crestwood Rd., 

Warner Robins, GA 31093 
Blackman, Marilyn S.; homemaker; 18 Pine Level Dr., 

Hawkinsville, GA 31036 
Roberts, Geraldine W.; teacher; P. 0. Box 552, Sylvania, GA 

30467 



South Indiana Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. C, Row 2, Seats 1-8 

Sec. C, Row 3, Seats 1-8 

*Sablan, Ann L. (1); district superintendent; Box 6007, New 

Castle, IN 47362 
Hutchinson, Charles Lesley (7); pastor; 4201 Stringtown Rd., 

Evansville, IN 47711 
Phillips, Samuel B. (11); conference council staff; Box 5008, 

Bloomington, IN 47402 
Christopher, Richard L. (8); district superintendent; 3520 E. 

96th St. #1L, Indianapolis, IN 46240 
Gentry, James E. (2); conference council district director; Box 

5008, Bloomington, IN 47402 
Armstrong, Charles Richard (3); pastor; 7101 No. Shadeland 

Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46250 
Myers, Charles L. (4); district superintendent; 3520 E. 96th St. 

#1L, Indianapolis, IN 46240 
McGarvey, Gregory (5); district superintendent; 3 Orchard 

Lane, New Albany, IN 47150 
White, David L. Jr. (7); general agency staff; 5141 Whitaker 

Dr., Nashville, TN 37211 
Ruby, Sandra K. (9); teacher; 707 W. Pike St., Crawfordsville, 

IN 47933 
Thomas, John J. (1); state legislator; P. 0. Box 194, Brazil, IN 

47834 
Nay, Richard M. (11); physician; 6625 No. Sherman Dr., 

Indianapolis, IN 46220 
Todd, Charles E. (3); student; 2407 Taylor St., Madison, IN 

47250 
Lorch, Basil H. Jr. (2); attorney; 1802 Crestview Dr., New 

Albany, IN 47150 
VanStone, Jack N. (6); attorney; 1301 Southfield Rd., 

Evansville, IN 47715 
Marshall, Carolyn M. (10); corporation secretary; 204 No. 

Newlin St., Veedersburg, IN 47987 
Reserves 
Ruach, Susan W. N.; conference council staff; Box 5008, 

Bloomington, IN 47402 
Emerson, Joe G.; pastor; 621 Range Line Rd., Carmel, IN 

46032 
Moman, Mary Ann; pastor; 609 E. 29th St., Indianapolis, IN 

46205 
Wright, Lloyd M.; director South Indiana Foundation; 1076 

Madrid Dr., Greenwood, IN 46142 
Griffith, DonaldN.; pastor; 30 No. Audubon Rd., Indianapolis, 

IN 46219 
Holmes, Robert C; pastor; 618 8th St., Columbus, IN 47201 
Amerson, Philip A.; pastor; 609 E. 29th St., Indianapolis, IN 

46205 
Crawford, Gene P.; pastor; 7995 E. 21 St., Indianapolis, IN 

46219 
Haskins, Jack B.; district superintendent; 3900 Cove Rd., 

Columbus, IN 47203 



Miller, Patricia L.; state senator; 1041 So. Muesing Rd., 

Indianapolis, IN 46239 
Fields, Clyde D.; president health care company; 3044 

Golfview Dr., Greenwood, IN 46142 
Walker, Laura F.; state clerk; 4219 No. Mission Dr. #A, 

IndianapoHs, IN 46254 
Bingham, Clifford H.; retired civil service; Horrall Hills, Rt. 4, 

Washington, IN 47501 
Bowman, Bob E.; co-owner furniture store; 508 Edgewood Dr., 

New Castle, IN 47362 
Morgan, Mona M.; homemaker; 398 Ironwood Dr., Carmel, IN 

46032 
Largent, Dora H.; teacher; 301 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN 

47150 
Childs, Jo E.; homemaker; 3645 No. State Road 9, Hope, IN 

47246 
Green, Dorothea S.; executive secretary; 4321 No. Pennsylva- 
nia, Indianapolis, IN 46205 

Southern Illinois Annual Conference (6) 

Sec. B, Row 2, Seats 1-6 
*Lewis, William B. (11); pastor; 721 East Main St., Belleville, 

IL 62220 
Edwards, Robert H. (7); district superintendent; 1019 No. 

Burtschi St., Vandalia, IL 62471 
Jones, DwightL. (10); district superintendent; 1703 No. Linda 

Lane, Olney, IL 62450 
Bosomworth, E. L. (3); retired college administrator; 

12 Keiffer Dr., Olney, IL 62450 
Luckert, Dorothy (4); administrative secretary; 4051 Breck- 

enridge Lane, Granite City, IL 62040 
Renfro, Mary (1); retired elementary school teacher; 

124 Florence St., Lebanon, IL 62254 
Reserves 
Treat, Robert J.; district superintendent; 619 Janet Dr., 

Lebanon, IL 62254 
Slone, James; pastor; 1301 No. Fair St., Marion, IL 62959 
Souders, Robert E.; pastor; 1200 Moreland Dr., Belleville, IL 

62223 
Hollis, Robert R.; conference treasurer; 1919 Broadway, Mt. 

Vernon, IL 62864 
Frazier, William 0. Jr.; conference council director; 1919 

Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 
Boyd, Rondel; insurance/real estate agent; P. 0. Box H, 

Oblong, IL 62449 
Cummins, Marlene; global ministries staff; 400 East Chest- 
nut St., Olney, IL 62450 
Altman, Norene; diaconal minister; 1221 Moreland Dr. #5, 

Belleville, IL 62223 
Short, Elizabeth; community developer; 718 No. 80th St., 

East St. Louis, IL 62203 
Stover, Delores; registered nurse; 304 Sandra Dr., Belleville, 

IL 62223 

Southern New England Annual 
Conference (10) 

Sec. C, Row 12, Seats 1-10 
*DelPino, Jerome King (11); pastor; 741 State St., Springfield, 
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Mott, Stephen Charles (4); seminary professor; 11 Miller Rd., 
Everly, MA 01915 

Kaiser, B. Francis (10); district superintendent; Box 9405, 
Bolton, CT 06043 

Williams, Wesley D. (9); conference staff; 566 Commonwealth 
Ave., Boston, MA 02215 

Hoover, Shirley S. (6); pastor; 11 Grade Rd., Lynn, MA 01904 

Kelley, Sandra L. M. (5); conference treasurer; 566 Common- 
wealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 

Sweet, Elizabeth (3); homemaker; 32 Baker Rd., Reading, MA 
01867 

Robinson, Joyce (1); homemaker; 50 Wild Rose Dr., Andover, 
MA 01810 

Wiborg, Margaret (7); director Anna Howard Shaw Center; 36 
Fessenden St., Newton, MA 02160 

Grain, Dight (2); businessman; 10 Clover Lane, Natick, MA 
01760 

Reserves 

Torres, H. Ulises; pastor; 283 Maple St., New Bedford, MA 
02740 

Edge, Carolyn B.; district superintendent; 53 Birchwood Dr., 
Holden, MA 01520 

Sweet. Robert K. Jr.; pastor; 32 Baker Rd., Reading, MA 01867 

Watts, Ned C. Jr.; pastor; 114 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 

Wyatt, Mary; court officer; Stillwater Condominium, Still- 
water Bridge Rd., South Deerfield, MA 01373 

Dykstra, William; businessman; 60 Woodruff Ave., Wake- 
field, RI 02879 

Costa, Donna; homemaker; 23 Eisenhower Dr., South Easton, 
MA 02375 

Shinn, Ridgway Jr.; professor; 22 Whittier Dr., Johnston, RI 
02919 

Southern New Jersey Annual Conference 

(10) 

Sec. A, Row 18, Seats 3-12 
Sayre, Charles A. (4); pastor; 24 So. Hinchman Ave., 

Haddonfield, NJ 08033 
Wang, George T. (7); district superintendent; 90 Sharp St., 

Millville, NJ 08332 
Ewing, John L. (3); pastor; 638 Park Ave., Collingswood, NJ 

08108 
Murphy, Sandra L. (1); pastor; 101 Cornwall Ave., Trenton, 

NJ 08618 
Halvorsen, Carl W. (10); pastor; 533 Kings Highway, 

Moorestown, NJ 08057 
*McCullough, June D. (11); career center coordinator; 220 

Wyoming Ave., Audubon, NJ 08106 
Beppler, W. Ronald (2); sales representatives; 2326 Corbett 

Rd., Pennsauken, NJ 08109 
Weller, William L. (6); retired engineer; 8542 Rudderow Ave., 

Pennsauken, NJ 08109 
Ricards, Betty P. (9); retired secretary; 315 W. Park Dr., 

Bridgeton, NJ 08302 
Smyth, Barbara C. (8); secretary; 108 Franklin Dr., Voorhees, 

NJ 08043 

Reserves 
Sadio, Sydney S.; pastor; 100 Academy St., Hightstown, NJ 

08520 
Greene, Garfield L.; pastor; 10 W. Park Ave., Pleasantville, 

NJ 08232 



Shivers, M.Russell; pastor; 135 Chestnut St., Toms River, NJ 

08753 
Janka, John A.; conference council director; 1995 E. Marlton 

Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 
Wake, Edward A.; buildings/projects manager; 287A Wall St., 

Eatontown, NJ 07724 
Caterson, Evelynn S.; attorney; 904 Marlborough Ave., 

Absecon, NJ 08201 
Brogdon, Elizabeth S.; homemaker; 12312 Old Whaling Lane 

No., Beach Haven, NJ 08008 
Davis, Elwood G.; executive director; 1614 Arkansas Ave., 

Atlantic City, NJ 08401 

Southern Zaire Annual Conference (6) 

Sec. D, Row 19, Seats 7-12 

*Mufino, Muteb (1); district superintendent; B. P. 1571, 
Kolwezi, Shaba-Zaire 

Mutomb'u, Kayija (3); hospital administrator; B. P. 1571, 
Kolwezi, Shaba-Zaire 

Mwasakatshiza, Tshinevwa (5); pastor; B. P. 450, Likasi, 
Shaba-Zaire 

Mwanabute, Nkulu Dyesse (2); conference lay leader; B. P. 
522, Lubumbashi, Shaba-Zaire 

Chinish, Mutombu (4); district lay leader; B. P. 76, Kapanga, 
Shaba-Zaire 

Kinda, Kasongo (6); local UMW leader; B. P. 522, Lubumba- 
shi, Shaba-Zaire 

Reserves 

Nkemba, Ndjungu; district superintendent; B. P. 5, Sandoa, 
Shaba-Zaire 

Mwenze, Katwebe; professor school of theology; B. P. 521, 
Likasi, Shaba-Zaire 

Muchail, Yav; district superintendent; B. P. 1571, Kolwazi, 
Shaba-Zaire 

Mushinda, Izula, conference treasurer; B. P. 2061, Lubumba- 
shi, Shaba-Zaire 

Kapumba, Muhona; conference associate lay leader; B. P. 522, 
Lubumbashi, Shaba-Zaire 

Kabwe, Mukengela; inspector secondary school; B. P. 450, 
Likasi, Shaba-Zaire 

Southwest Philippines Provisional 
Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 20, Seats 11-12 
*Abesamis, Leodegario (10); pastor; Magsaysay, Occ. Min- 

doro. The Philippines 
Agyapas, Bienvenido (1); Batong-Buhay, Sablayan, Occ. 

Mindoro, The Philippines 

Reserves 
Villalon, Anecito Jr.; pastor; Puerto Princess City, Palawan, 

The Philippines 
Baluntong, Glorioso; pastor; Calintaan, Occ. Mindoro, The 

Philippines 
Herradura, Florenio; pastor; Mamburao, Occ. Mindoro; The 

Philippines 
Importante, Silverio; pastor; San Jose, Occ. Mindoro; The 

Philippines 
Cutaran, Moises; pastor; Batong-Buhay, Sablayan, Occ. 

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Ygar, Teresita; homemaker; Mamburao, Occ. Mindoro, The 
Philippines 

Minor, Adelaida; Occ. Mindoro National College, San Jose, 
Occ. Mindoro, The Philippines 

Villalon, Marisol; homemaker; Puerto Princess City, Pa- 
lawan, The Philippines 



Southwest Texas Annual Conference (12) 

Sec. C, Row 17, Seats 1-12 
*Solomon, Dan E., (11); pastor; Box 1838, Corpus Christi, TX 

78403 
Heacock, Jack D. (1); pastor; Box 1666, Austin, TX 78767 
Mayfield, James L. (4); district superintendent; 3755 Capital 

of Texas Highway #150, Austin, TX 78704 
Woods, Prenza L. (7); conference council director; P. 0. Box 

28098, San Antonio, TX 78284 
Giesler, Charles L. (9); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

28098, San Antonio, TX 78284 
Huie, Janice (10); pastor; Box 460, Manchaca, TX 78652 
Walker, James M. (8); retired electronics engineer; 973 

Jefferson, Seguin, TX 78155 
Hixson, Betty (7); homemaker; 3103 White Rock, Austin, TX 

78731 
Hand, Don (5); attorney; 3514 Huntwick, San Antonio, TX 

78230 
Batiste, Harold (3); management consultant; 709 Fawndale, 

San Antonio, TX 78239 
Bundy, Betty (6); director volunteer service; 822 Marine!, 

Mission, TX 78272 
Tichenor, Lisa (2); banking; 605 Woodland, Harlingen, TX 

78551 

Reserves 

Hill, Shirley D.; pastor; Box 637, Boeme, TX 78006 
Merrill, J. Charles; pastor; 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 

78705 
Hooper, D. Jack; pastor; P. 0. Box 6826, Sein Antonio, TX 

78209 
Vazquez-Garza, Virgilio; pastor; 1220 McClelland, Laredo, 

TX 78040 
Hierholzer, Malfbrd; pastor; 230 E. Travis St., San Antonio, 

TX 78205 
Gibbs, Kim Cape; pastor; 11222 Leopard Corpus Christi, TX 

78410 
Burkhardt, Harold D.; president Methodist mission home; 

6487 Whitby Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240 
King, John Q. Taylor; college administrator; 1820 E. 8th, 

Austin, TX 78702 
Fly, Sterling; physician; 987 Batesville Rt., Uvalde, TX 78801 
Harrison, Lawrence; attorney; Box 385, Junction, TX 76849 
Holmes, Barbara; church program director; 3755 Capital of 

Texas Highway South #150, Austin, TX 78704 
Wilshusen, Jo Anne; travel agent; 326 Glenmore, Corpus 

Christi, TX 78412 
Girault, David; college student; P. 0. Box 471, Los Fresnos, 

TX 78566 
Jones, Bert; construction; 9305 Castlewood, Austin, TX 78745 



Sweden Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 12, Seats 1-2 
Ireblad, Tord (8); dean theological school; Danske Vagen 20, 

412 66 Gothenburg, Sweden 
*Grudebom, Lars-Owe (1); physician; Box 20065, 400 50 

Gothenburg, Sweden 

Reserves 
Fosse, Ove; district superintendent; Fordkersg. 8, 431 33 

Molndal, Sweden 
Jansson, Sven-Erik; pastor; Unsarve Halle, 620 23 Romak- 

loster, Sweden 
Hogberg, Bo; pastor; Linn6gatan 27, 215 12 Malmo, Sweden 
Fransson, Ragne; pastor; Parkgatan 4, 411 38 Gothenburg, 

Sweden ) 

Sahlberg, Par-Axel; pastor; Hakansgardsg. 46, 434 00 ' 

Kungsbacka, Sweden 
Lindberg, Gerda; accountant; Ralambsv. 21, 112 59 Stock- i 

holm, Sweden 
Korswing, Ann-Marie; nurse; Nartunagr. 18, 194 51 

Upplands-Vasby, Sweden 
Kjernald, Margareta; teacher; Margretelundsg. 23, 412 67 

Gothenburg, Sweden 
Rosenqvist, Gunnel; teacher; Skolg. 6, 195 00 Marsta, Sweden 
Persson, Ake; police officer; KuUagatan 11, 573 00 Tranas, |i 

Sweden 

Switzerland/France Annual Conference 

(2) 

Sec. B, Row 19, Seats 1-2 

*Bolleter, Heinrich (11); pastor; Weiherstrasse 7, CH-4800 
Zofingen, Switzerland 

Wyss, Christoph (1) lawyer; Bachstrasse 16a, CH-3072, „ 
Ostermundigen, Switzerland t 

Reserves 

Schaad, Theo; district superintendent; Weyerstrasse 22, 
CH-3084 Wabem, Switzerland 

Eschbach, Urs; pastor; Zeltweg 20, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzer- 
land 

Welti, Erika; teacher; Zwyssigstrasse 6, CH-8048 Zurich, 
Switzerland 

Stich, Siegfried; advertising consultant; Larchenweg 414, 
CH-4803 Vordemwald, Switzerland 

Tennessee Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. C, Row 4, Seats 1-10 
*Spain, Robert H. (5); pastor; 309 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, 

TN 37027 
Morris, William W. (11); district superintendent; 418 Minerva 

Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130 
McCord, Durwood Jr. (10); conference council director; P. 0. 

Box 120607, Nashville, TN 37212 
Crump, Edward L. (1); district superintendent; Scarritt 

Graduate School, Nashville, TN 37212 
Mayo, Jerry H. (4); pastor; 142 5th Ave. So., Franklin, TN 

37064 
Alexander, Betty Masters (8); graduate student; 147 Allen 

Dr., Henderson ville, TN 37075 
Cloyd, Betty (3); diaconal minister; 137 Fairways Dr., 

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Crouch, Ernest (7); pharmacist; P. 0. Box 548, McMinnville, 

TN 37110 
Sullins, Robert (2); financial broker; 6006 Murray Lane, 

Brentwood TN 37027 
Zoller, Nancy (6); conference associate council director; P. 0. 

Box 120607. Nashville, TN 37212 
Reserves 
King, James R. Jr.; pastor; 1014 14th Ave. No., Nashville, TN 

37208 
Wright, Juanita; pastor; P. 0. Box 342, Linden, TN 37096 
PeuTKl, Joe E. Jr.; pastor; P. 0. Box 120098, Nashville, TN 

37212 
Collett, John H. Jr.; pastor; 84 Fairway Dr., Nashville, TN 

37214 
Cloyd, Thomas H.; district superintendent; 137 Fairways Dr., 

Hendersonville, TN 37075 
Alford, Ben R.; pastor; 523 Church St., Nashville, TN 37219 
Blum, Diane Luton; pastor; 4710 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, 

TN 37209 
Robinson, James M.; retired public school administrator; 2508 

Scovel St., Nashville, TN 37208 
Richardson, Betty Jean; homemaker; 2611 Air Park Dr., 

Nashville, TN 37206 
Fitts Gladys; professional volunteer; 4209 Sneed Rd., Nash- 
ville, TN 37215 
Fanning, Gerry; homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 288, Lynchburg, TN 

37352 
Buchanan, Sam; financial consultant; 709 Darden PL, 

Nashville, TN 37205 
Mann, Laura; student; 311 Irene Dr., Clarksville, TN 37043 
Gooch, Laura; disaster specialist; 220 Kerr Ave., Murfrees- 

boro, TN 37130 

Texas Annual Conference (22) 

Sec. C, Row 10, Seats 1-12 
Sec. C, Row 11, Seats 3-12 

*Lenox, Asbury (5); district superintendent; Box 898, Bay- 
town, TX 77522 

Wilson, Joe (6); area provost; 5215 Main, Houston, TX 77002 

Hinson, William H. (4); pastor; 1320 Main, Houston, TX 77002 

Caldwell, Kirbyjon (7); pastor; 6000 Heatherbrook, Houston, 
TX 77085 

Waters, Bob E. (2); district superintendent; Box 3606, 
Beaumont, TX 77704 

Sherer, Ann (3); district superintendent; Drawer 1101, 
Nacogdoches, TX 75963 

Riley, James Lee (10); pastor; 805 E. Denman, Luflsin, TX 
75901 

Day, K. Wayne (1); pastor; 5501 Main, Houston, TX 77004 

Williams, Charles W. (11); pastor; 2803 53rd St., Galveston, 
TX 77550 

Chamness, Ben R. (8); pastor; 1799 Woodland Hills, King- 
wood, TX 77339 

Jackson, Lewis L. (9); pastor; 2600 Holman, Houston, TX 
77004 

Strickland, Don (6); businessman; Box 1268, Liberty, TX 
77575 

Smith, W. Randolph (4); attorney; 1001 Fannin St., #3501, 
Houston, TX 77002 

Means, Barbara (7); homemaker; 1014 Mariana Ave., Wake 
Village, TX 77501 



Gray, Vievienne (1); college staff; 700 Carter, Marshall, TX 

75670 
Palmer, Ruth (11); director Wesley House; 2715 Dragonwick 

Dr., Houston, TX 77045 
Montgomery, Samuel (8); businessman; P. 0. Box 2373, 

Prairie View, TX 77446 
Biggs, Mouzon Sr. (3); businessman; Rt. 3, Box 307-lA, 

Carthage, TX 75633 
Werlein, Ewing Jr. (5); attorney; 5525 Cranbrook, Houston, 

TX 77056 
Jackson, Robert (9); businessman; 1302 Woodland, Jasper, TX 

75951 
Johnson, Mary (2); homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 356, Franklin, TX 

77856 
Goens, Ray (10); physician; 7800 Fannin #108, Houston, TX 

'^'^054 Reserves 

Watt, Sharon; pastor; 1408 Park Ave., Orange, TX 77522 
Shook, Wallace; conference treasurer; 5215 Main St., 

Houston, TX 77002 
Parrott, Bob W.; district superintendent; 5215 Main St., 

Houston, TX 77002 
Shoultz, Jack; district superintendent; Box 2382, Longview, 

TX 75606 
Smith, Lamar; pastor; Box 928, Conroe, TX 77305 
Shuemate, Roger; pastor; P. 0. Box 3435 Port Arthur, TX 

77643 
Bankston, L. James; pastor; P. 0. Box 34585, Houston, TX 

77234-4585 
Scales, Roland; pastor; Box 5247, Beaumont, TX 77706 
Jones, William C.; district superintendent; 5215 Main St., 

Houston, TX 77002 
Atkinson, George; pastor; 300 Willow Dr., Lake Jackson, TX 

77566 
Lambert, Kenneth; pastor; 201 E. Hospital, Nacogdoches, TX 

75961 
Hayes, Robert Jr.; pastor; 4920 Cullen, Houston, TX 77004 
Hataway, W. B.; businessman; 6215 Wilchester, Beaumont, 

TX 77706 
Roberts, James; businessman; 1009 Godfrey, Orange, TX 

77630 
Hooper, Wilodyne C; homemaker; 2014 Highway 646, 

Santa Fe, TX 77510 
Compton, L. B.; businessman; 5380 Wilshire, Beaumont, TX 

77703 
Allen, Joe B.; attorney; 1105 Eden Dr., Longview, TX 75601 
Robinson, Beth; teacher; P. 0. Box 175, Quitman, TX 75783 
Dixon, Floyd E.; businessman; 8630 Shotwell, Houston, TX 

77016 
Brannen, Mary; homemaker; 512 Gilchrist, College Station, 

TX 77840 
McKinstry, Sylvia; businesswoman; P. 0. Box 284, Baytown, 

TX 77522 
Hanke, Gilbert; businessman; 803 Wildwood, Nacogdoches, 

TX 75961 
Coates, Peggy; businesswoman; 5510 Ubus Dr., Galveston, 

TX 77551 
Bell, Jenny; homemaker; Rt. 2, Box 108, Rusk, TX 75785 

Troy Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. A, Row 14, Seats 5-12 
Giles, David A. (11); pastor; 971 Route 146, Clifi;on Park, NY 
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Craig Dr., Albany, NY 12203 
Hagy, Arthur F. Jr. (3); pastor; 428 Kenwood, Delmar, NY 

12054 
Lasher, William A. (5); conference council director; P.O. Box 

460, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 
*Byers, Shirley (6); speech therapist; P.O. Box 603, Nassau, 

NY 12123 
Archibald, Julius A. (2); professor; 84 Park Ave., Plattsburgh, 

NY 12901 
Long, Beth Anne (7); student; 30 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs, 

NY 12866 
Harlow, Ruth A. (10); retired office manager; 838 Grooms Rd., 

Rexford, NY 12148 

Reserves 
Moore, Stanley J.; district superintendent; 27 Richmond Dr., 

Shelburne, VT 05482 
Robinson, Deborah; pastor; 211 Main St., Middleburgh, NY 

12122 
Perry, James M.; pastor; 25 Buell St., Burlington, VT 05401 
Woodman, William; retired insurance agent; 265 William St., 

Schenectady, NY 12303 
Trost, Alice M.; field representative; 1 Diana Place, Troy, NY 

12180 
Vanderbilt, Chester W.; conference communications coordi- 
nator; 30 Birch wood Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144 



Virginia Annual Conference (32) 

Sec. C, Row 13, Seats 1-12 

Sec. C, Row 14, Seats 1-12 

Sec. C, Row 15, Seats 5-12 

*Logan, James C. (4); professor school of theology; 11152 

Saffold Way, Reston, VA 22090 
Hughes, H. Hasbrouck Jr. (11); pastor; 4200 Cary St. Rd., 

Richmond, VA 23221 
Dillard, F. Douglas Jr. (7); pastor; 903 Forest Ave., Richmond, 

VA 23229 
Corley, Cynthia A. (3); district superintendent; 11605 So. 

Crater Rd., Petersburg, VA 23805 
Nave, Lester D. (5); conference director ministerial services; 

Box 11367, Richmond, VA 23805 
Matthews, Henry M. (8); pastor; Buford Rd. & Bon View Dr., 

Richmond, VA 23235 
Casey, Robert T. (2); pastor; Box 356, Vinton, VA 24179 
Sheaffer, LeeB. (11); district superintendent; No. 6, Roger Ex. 

Center #211, Norfolk, VA 23502 
Faris, Richard B. (7); pastor; 2801 Virginia Beach Blvd., 

Virginia Beach, VA 23452 
Murphy, E. Thomas Jr. (10); district superintendent; 1924 

Arlington Blvd. #209, Charlottesville, VA 22903 
Tate, Godfrey L. Jr. (1); conference associate council director; 

Box 11367, Richmond, VA 23230 
Via, Bernard S. Jr. (10); district superintendent; Box 11367, 

Richmond, VA 23230 
Woolridge, Eugene R. (5); pastor; Pacific Ave. at 19th St., 

Virginia Beach, VA 23451 
Chamberlain, Ray W. (6); pastor; 6215 Rolling Rd., Spring- 
field, VA 22152 
Arrington, H. Randolph (6); district superintendent; 162 

Hawthorne Dr., Winchester, VA 22601 



NeSmith, Samuel E. (9); pastor; 5312 Southampton Dr., 

Springfield, VA 22151 
Holsinger, James W. Jr. (3); physician; 8915 Tresco Rd., 

Richmond, VA 23229 
Bray, Jerry G. Jr. (2); retired judge; 1020 Ohio St., 

Chesapeake, VA 23324 
Carpenter, Robert B. Jr. (2); construction executive; Box 426, 

AltaVista, VA 24517 
Ravenhorst, Dorothy A. (4); homemaker; Box 904, Lexington, 

VA 24450 
Dwyer, Evelyn (7); homemaker; 2729 Rettig Rd., Richmond, 

VA 23225 
Billingsley, Anita (5); homemaker; Drawer 160, Monterey, 

VA 24465 
Whitehurst, Betty (3); homemaker; Cherokee Rd. at Cheverly 

Rd., Richmond, VA 23225 
Acey, Anne D. (8); special assistant to college president; Box 

56, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088 
Clarke, Lambuth M. (8); college president; Virginia Wesleyan 

College, Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502 
Bishop, Nathaniel L. (9); detective; 690 North Dr., Chris- 

tiansburg, VA 24073 
Cutshaw, Susan D. (11); diaconal minister; 1500 N. Glebe Rd., 

Arlington, VA 22207 
Born, Ethel W. (9); homemaker; 6995 Malinda Rd., Salem, VA 

24153 
Baker, Sandra W. (4); homemaker; P. 0. Box 220, Moneta, VA 

24121 
Goldsmith, Stanley L (6); town manager; Rt. 1, Box 126AA, 

Lynch Station, VA 24571 
Perry, Joy (1); student; Box 217, Louisa, VA 23093 
Zimmerman, David E. (10); insurance; 8128 Sawmill Rd., 

Richmond, VA 23229 

Reserves 
Newman, M. Douglas; director higher education/campus 

ministries; Box 11367, Richmond, VA 23230 
Kim, MyungJ.; pastor; 513 E. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 

22046 
Smith, David H.; pastor; 194 Mill Neck Rd., Williamsburg, 

VA 23185 
Cocke, Emmett J. Jr.; pastor; 3900 King St., Alexandria, VA 

22302 
Jarvis, David F. H; pastor; Box 887, Salem, VA 24153 
Logan, William C; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1140, 

Staunton, VA 24401 
Whetzel, Kenneth E.; pastor; 1301 Collingwood, Alexandria, 

VA 22308 
Kriewald, Diedra H.; professor school of theology; 4500 Mass. 

Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20016 
Knight, William E.; district superintendent; 2600 Memorial 

Ave. #202, Lynchburg, VA 24501 
McAden, Robinson H.; district superintendent; 5001 Echols 

Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311 
Whitehurst, Walter A.; pastor; Cherokee Rd. & Cheverly Rd., 

Richmond, VA 23225 
Whitaker, Timothy W.; pastor; Box 22, Midlothian, VA 23113 
Walters, W. Dabney; pastor; 1101 Jamestown Crescent, 

Norfolk, VA 23508 
Carter, T. Eugene; pastor; 2330 So. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 

24041 
Turbyfill, Margaret A.; director Wesley Foundation; 711 Oak 

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Carbon, Joseph T. Jr.; conference council director; Box 11367, 

Richmond, VA 23230 
Garner, Robert H.; pastor; Box 1305, Roanoke, VA 24007 
Bailey, Paul C; pastor; 601 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 

22980 
Fink, William Jeryl; president Virginia UM Homes; Box 

11367, Richmond, VA 23230 
Bergdoll, James R.; college vice-president; Virginia Wesleyan 

College, Norfolk, VA 23502 
Dowdy, Roger C; diaconal minister; 7619 Timberlake Rd., 

Lynchburg, VA 24502 
True, Douglas G.; retired government executive; 3807 So. 6th 

St., Arlington, VA 22204 
Yow, E. Rebecca; lay pastor; Rt. 2, Box 418, Ringgold, VA 

24586 
Betts, Ernest C. Jr.; retired federal employee; Rt. 1, Box 674, 

Bluemountain, VA 22012 
Ravenhorst, Henry L.; college professor; P. 0. Drawer 904, 

Lexington, VA 24450 
Schminkey, Dorothy L.; homemaker; 5029 So. 22nd St., 

Arlington, VA 22206 
Musser, Louise; homemaker; 1051 Old Country Club Rd. #4, 

Roanoke, VA 24017 
French, Burton L.; retired agricultural economist; 3614 Paul 

St., Alexandria, VA 22311 
Abemathy, H. S.; retired; 636 Green Valley Dr., Virginia 

Beach, VA 23462 
Vantine, Donald A.; retired army officer; Rt. 2, Box 107A5, 

Boyce, VA 22620 
Davis, James A.; college president; Shenandoah College & 

Conservatory, Winchester, VA 22601 
Coiner, J. Harry; self-employed; P. 0. Box 4305, Roanoke, VA 

24015 
Stockberger, Carole; homemaker; 303 Wenwood Dr., Newport 

News, VA 23602 
House, Carol Walker; retired administrative assistant; 5415 

Lakewood Dr., Norfolk, VA 23509 
Smith, Audrey; homemaker; 1048 McCormick Blvd., Clifton 

Forge, VA 24422 
Cox, Kitty; homemaker; 7619 Idlewyld Rd., Richmond, VA 

23225 
Vaughan, William C; auto dealer; Box 1078, Lynchburg, VA 

24505 
Huber, Paul W.; retired aerospace employee; 2 Edgewood Dr., 

Newport News, VA 23606 



West Michigan Annual Conference (10) 

Sec. B, Row 19, Seats 3-12 
*Francis, John L. (8); conference council director; P.O. Box 

6247, Grand Rapids, MI 49516 
Rader, Sharon (6); pastor; 1120 So. Harrison Rd., East 

Lansing, MI 48823 
Brubaker, Ellen (1); district superintendent; P.O. Box 6247, 

Grand Rapids, MI 49516 
Bullock, Clifton V. (9); pastor; 153 No. Wood St., Battle Creek, 

MI 49017 
Selleck, Richard A. (4); pastor; 517 W. Jolly Rd., Lansing, MI 

48910 
Kelsey, Joan (10); homemaker; 1879 Cahill Dr., East Lansing, 

MI 48823 



Shashaguay, Bemgird (5); conference treasurer; P.O. Box 

6247, Grand Rapids, MI 49516 
Wiltse, David (3); conference graphic arts director; P.O. Box 

6247, Grand Rapids, MI 49516 
TafoUa, Olga (7); homemaker; 276 Viking Dr., Battle Creek, 

MI 49017 
Salisbury, Carolin (11); office worker; 921 Gale Rd., Rt. 1, 

Eaton Rapids, MI 48823 

Reserves 
Huston, John; pastor; 3334 Breton Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 

49508 
Pier-Fitzgerald, J. Lynn; pastor; Box 188, White Cloud, MI 

49349 
McCaw, Kenneth; pastor; 2141 Parkview, Kalamazoo, MI 

49008 
Bailey, Theron E.B.; conference staff; P.O. Box 6247, Grand 

Rapids, MI 49516 
Crawford, David; pastor; 425 E. Main, Hartford, MI 49057 
Stears, Ethel; pastor; 214 Spencer St. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 

49505 
Brink, Doris; secretary; 131 E. Columbia Ave. #113, Battle 

Creek, MI 49015 
Henry, Gertrude; homemaker; 362 No. Kendall, Battle Creek, 

MI 49017 
Lundquist, C. David; general secretary; 601 W. Riverview 

Ave., Dayton, OH 49406-5543 
Lukins, M. Kay; editor, Michigan Christian Advocate; 

316 Springbrook Ave., Adrian, MI 49221 
Williams, Maudy; homemaker; 1270 Blanchard S.W., Wyo- 
ming, MI 49509 
Peacock, Maynard; farmer; 395 E. Lincoln, St. Louis, MI 

48880 



West Middle Philippines Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 8, Seats 11-12 

*Talavera, Elias S. (7); pastor; San Fernando, Pampanga, The 
Philippines 

Ignacio, Francisco T. (11); Pilar Village, San Fernando, 
Pampamga, The Philippines 

Reserves 

Villanueva, Brigido S.; pastor; Iba, Zambaies, The Philip- 
pines 

Sanchez, Danilo C; pastor; Wesley UM Church, Olongapo 
City, The Philippines 

Estrella, German G.; Cabangan, Zambaies, The Philippines 

Mercado, LaVerne D.; National Coxincil of Churches in the 
Philippines; P.O. Box 1767, Manila, The Philippines 

Cruz, ConradoR.; pastor; 18 Del Pilar St., Orani, Bataan, The 
Philippines 

Canlas, Delano D.; pastor; A. del Rosario St., Angeles City, 
The Philippines 

Canlas, NathanaelD.; pastor; Apalit, Pampanga, The Philip- 
pines 

Munoz, Dionisio B.; district superintendent; Santa Ines, 
Bacolor, Pampanga, The Philippines 

Rodriguez, Regalado L.; pastor; Tortugas, Balanga, Bataan, 
The Philippines 

Bungay, Ellseo Y.; Tanguile St., Pilar Village, San Fernando, 
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Fernando, Ruben C; pastor; San Esteban, San Antonio, 

Zambales, The Philippines 
Pascua, Marciano G.; pastor; Balanga, Bataan, The Philip- 
pines 
Estioco, Rustico A.; pastor; Calaguiman, Samal, Bataan, The 

Philippines 
Tayabas, Benjamin; Philippine Christian University; P.O. 

Box 907, Manila, The Philippines 
Dizon, Rolando; %UMC, Taortugas, Balanga, Bataan, The 

Philippines 
Masa, Bevinia T.; %Wesley UMC, Olongapo City, The 

Philippines 
Sibug, Leonarda; %UMC, Santa Ines, Bacolor, Pampanga, 

The Philippines 
Lusung, Pedro D. Jr.; % Aldersgate UMC, A. del Rosario St., 

Angeles City, The Philippines 
Lumba, Zenaida P.; Harris Memorial College; Taft Ave. cor. 

United Nations, Ermita, Manila, The Philippines 
Regala, Rioleto; %UMC, Talba, Bacolor, Pampanga, The 

Philippines 
Ganaden, Soledad V.; %Wesley UMC, Olongapo City, The 

Philippines 
Santos, Benjamin; %UMC, Calaguiman, Samal, Bataan, The 

Philippines 
Isip, Bias; %UMC, Bancal, Guagua, Pampanga, The Philip- 
pines 
Padolina, Levita A.; %UMC, San Agustin, Iba, Zambales, The 

Philippines 
Cruz, Elmer R.; %UMC, 18 Del Pilar St., Orani Bataan, The 

Philippines 
Ciervo, Margarita; %Rev. Conrado Cruz, 18 Del Pilar St., 

Orani Bataan, The Philippines 

West Ohio Annual Conference (32) 

Sec. D, Row 16, Seats 1-12 

Sec.D, Row 17, Seats 1-12 

Sec. D, Row 18, Seats 5-12 

*Chow, W. Jing{6); pastor; 200 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, 

OH 43215 
Jones, Hughey L. (4); assistant to the bishop; 471 E. Broad St. 

#1106, Columbus, OH 43215 
Sprague, C. Joseph (1); pastor; 249 E. Center St., Marion, OH 

43302 
Brooks, Philip B. (7); pastor; 412 Franklin Ave., Piqua, OH 

45356 
Brown, George S. (11); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 310, 

Wilmington, OH 45177 
Rhonemus, Sharon A. (5); pastor; P. 0. Box 37, Nelsonville, 

OH 45764 
Atha, Grayson (11); district superintendent; 1215 Tiffin Ave., 

Findlay, OH 45840 
Davis, James T. (10); pastor; 680 W. Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, 

OH 45240 
Armentrout, John W. (2); pastor; Miami & Galbraith Rds., 

Cincinnati, OH 45243 
McCormack, James H. (5); conference treasurer; 471 E. Broad 

St. #1106, Columbus, OH 43215 
Frazer, E. Eugene (9); pastor; 1581 Cambridge Blvd., 

Columbus, OH 43215 
Ling, Carl C. (3); conference associate council director; 471 E. 

Broad St. #1106, Columbus, OH 43215 



Wagner, John C. (8); professor school of theology; 1810 
Harvard Blvd., Dayton, OH 45406 

Rohrbacher, Gail D. (10); district superintendent; 205 
Masonic Bldg., Lima, OH 45801 

Summers, Vance (9); district superintendent; 1011 Sandusky 
St. #P, Perrysburg, OH 43551 

Dewire, Norman E. (2); president school of theology; Box 620, 
Delaware, OH 43015 

Adams, Don (3); human resources consultant; 7613 Pelbrook 
Farm Dr., Centerville, OH 45459 

Krill, Caryl (10); homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 322, Edgerton, OH 
43517 

Connolly, Phillip (11); contractor; 840 Catalpa Place, Marys- 
ville, OH 43040 

Hiehle, Carla (3); student; 559 Fort Amanda Rd., Lima, OH 
45805 

Avey, Sue (7); bookkeeper; 3040 Coker Dr., Kettering, OH 
45440 

Henderson, Mattie (6); retired; 5214 Ebersole Ave., Cincin- 
nati, OH 54227 

Engler, Doris J. (4); homemaker; 1766 County Road 110, 
Alger, OH 45812 

Gebhart, Judith (5); college teacher; 2179 So. Helenwood Dr., 
Beavercreek, OH 45431 

Good, JeffL. (1); student; 6607 Southern Vista Dr., Enon, OH 
45323 

Ward, Georgiana (9); homemaker; 110 W. Linden Ave., New 
Carlisle, OH 45344 

Runk, Lois M. (4); diaconal minister; 5601 Eula Ave., 
Cincinnati, OH 45248 

Johnson, Thelma (8); retired; 5915 Desmond St., Cincinnati, 
OH 45227 

Cochran, Harold (8); retired; 1625 Slater St., Toledo, OH 
43612 

Dilgard, Charles (7); executive officer Otterbein Homes; 
585 No. State Road 741, Lebanon, OH 45036 

Slutz, Leonard (1); attorney; 2981 Observatory Ave., Cincin- 
nati, OH 45208 

Hurtt, Jane (2); homemaker; 686 Brown Chapel Rd., 
Clarksburg, OH 43115 

Reserves 

Delp, Owen; district superintendent; 1610 28th St., Ports- 
mouth, OH 45662 

Mines, William A.; pastor; 2684 Columbus St., Grove City, OH 
43123 

Edwards, Benjamin T.; pastor; 301 E. Market St., Washing- 
ton Court House, OH 43160 

Yewey, Theodore; conference associate council director; 
601 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45406 

Osborn, John P.; pastor; 883 So. Mason- Montgomery Rd., 
Mason, OH 45040 

Bichsel, Dale; pastor; 1345 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208 

Chiles, Robert; pastor; P. 0. Box 307, Worthington, OH 43085 

Graham, Joseph; administrator Twin Towers; 1632 Winder- 
mere Way, Cincinnati, OH 45224 

Fought, Floyd; district superintendent; 1450 So. Clinton St., 
Defiance, OH 43512 

McGarvey J. Brien; pastor; Box 596, West Liberty, OH 43357 

Miller, Sue Ellen; pastor; P. 0. Box 12344, Cincinnati, OH 
45212 

Minus, Paul; school of theology faculty; 517 Thackery Ave., 
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Slaughter, Michael; pastor; 7685 County Road 25A, Tipp City, 

OH 45371 
Robinson, Carl; pastor; 88 No. Fifth St., Newark, OH 43055 
Stover, Gregory; pastor; 1806 Cass Road, Toledo, OH 43614 
Waugh, James E.; pastor; 617 Wooster St., Marietta, OH 

45750 
Wilson, L. Cean; pastor; 220 Cherry St., Findlay, OH 45840 
Cooper, J. Jeannette; pastor; 1691 Infirmary Rd., Dayton, OH 

45418 
Clarke, Wesley; executive director Wesley Glen Retirement 

Center; 5155 No. High St., Columbus, OH 43214 
Clark, Russell M. Jr.; pastor; 115 W. Church St., Urbana, OH 

43078 
Shields, Joseph W.; funeral director; 301 So. Patterson St., 

Forest, OH 45843 
Jeffers, Elizabeth; homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 217, Chesterhill, 

OH 43728 
Watkins, Richard; retired; P. 0. Box 56, Ridgeville Corners, 

OH 43555 
Maddy, Glenn E.; retired; 4525 County Road, Helena, OH 

43435 
Woods, Florence; conference associate council director; 1955 

Meander Dr., Columbus, OH 43229 
Engler, Stuart H.; technician; 1766 County Road 110, Alger, 

OH 45812 
Potter, Helen E.; homemaker; 258 E. Floyd Ave., Dayton, OH 

45415 
Rhonemus, Alfred C; retired; 9822 Bradysville Rd., Aber- 
deen, OH 45101 
Fay, Alice; retired; 22822 County Road 230, Mount Victory, 

OH 43340 
Wood, Anita D.; diaconal minister; 4246 Pose Point Court, 

Toledo, OH 43611 
Gerhard, June A.; homemaker; 8891 Charington Court, 

Pickerington, OH 43147 
Ayers, Frank W.; retired; 230 Willard Dr., Pickerington, OH 

43147 
Carson, Mary Beth; student; 1333 Stockton Ave., Kettering, 

OH 45409 
Rannells, Ralph T. ; retired; 2978 Prairie Rd. , Wilmington, OH 

45177 
Moore, John E.; retired; 23 Kimberly Circle, Dayton, OH 

45408 
Eshelman, Vicki W.; diaconal minister; 7345 Preston Rd. 

N.E., Newark, OH 43055 
Swank, William C; chief executive state farm bureau; 141 

Walnut Ridge Lane, Westerville, OH 43081 
Baker; Jane C; homemaker; 136 Meadowbrook Lane, 

Columbus, OH 43214 
Adams, Jane B.; teacher; 351 Taylor St., Zanesville, OH 43701 
Kaatz, Torrey A.; retired; 2144 Mellwood Court, Toledo, OH 

43613 



West Virginia Annual Conference (16) 

Sec. B, Row 10, Seats 7-12 

Sec. B, Row 11, Seats 3-12 

*Wright, Richard L. (11); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

220, Buckhannon, WV 26201 
Waters, Dale C. (4); pastor; 251 Worthington Dr., Bridgeport, 
WV 26330 



Smith, Paul H. (8); pastor; 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, 

WV 25177 
Jarvis, Patricia A. (2); district superintendent; UM Bldg. 

#111, Wheeling, WV 26003 
McCauley, Ronald M. (7); district superintendent; 605 

Northwestern Ave., Beckley, WV 25801 
Hensley, Basil A. (5); pastor; 315 Kerens Ave., Elins, WV 

26241 
Mason, John A. (1); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 872, 

Romney, WV 26757 
Turner-Lacy, Nathaniel L. (6); pastor; 607 Shrewsbury St., 

Charleston, WV 25301 
Deel, William S. (3); director university campus technology; 

2208 Circle Dr., Milton, WV 25545 
Underwood, Cecil H. (8); president industrial park; 609 13th 

Ave., Huntington, WV 25701 
Beard, Jean J. (7); homemaker; Rt. 1, Box 344, Westernport, 

MD 21562 
Elkins, L. Eugene (10); retired railway yardmaster; 3701 

Norwood Rd., Huntington, WV 25705 
Young, Loretta A. (11); associate conference council director; 

Box 2313, Charleston, WV 25328 
Meese, Jacqueline Yoak (9); farmer; Rt. 4, Box 561, Weston, 

WV 26452 
Butler, Naomi L (1); retail clerk; P. 0. Box 1164, Morgantown, 

WV 26505 
Blessing, Roy (2); income tax preparer; 2606 Jackson Ave., 

Point Pleasant, WV 25550 

Reserves 

Liotta, Ellen Carter; district superintendent; 624 Fairmont 

Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554 
Mendez, John; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 1897, 

Bluefield, WV 24701 
Denney, James R.; pastor; 318 College Ave., Bluefield, WV 

24701 
Davis, Homer H.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 866, 

Charleston, WV 25323 
Peters, David R.; pastor; P. 0. Box 40, Keyser, WV 26726 
Elmore, Harold T.; pastor; P. 0. Box 1417, Bluefield, WV 

24701 
Barkat, Aslam; pastor; P. 0. Box 2101, Elkins, WV 26241 
Backus, Arthur G.; pastor; 1000 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV 

26101 
Tucker, Arthur; associate conference council director; P. 0. 

Box 2313, Charleston, WV 25328 
Almond, Lois K.; pastor; P. 0. Box 746, Athens, WV 24712 
Gordon, Betty S.; homemaker; 643 Rockbridge St., Bluefield, 

WV 24701 
Farley, Daniel W.; chief executive officer; 149 Oakland 

Terrace, Princeton, WV 24740 
Hairston, William L; insurance agent; 5316 Venable Ave., 

Charleston, WV 25323 
Dickens, Leota F.; homemaker; 188 Main St., Sutton, WV 

26601 
Mulneix, Fred; teacher; Rt. 3, Box 120M, Weston, WV 26452 
Hinzman, Paul W.; retired sales manager; 200 Russell St., 

Beckley, WV 25801 
Rexroad, Deborah L.; homemaker; 105 5th St., Parsons, WV 

26287 
Webster, James L.; chemical engineer; 202 No. Hills Dr., 

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Gebhard, Rosiland A.; manager Cokesbiuy store; 612 Wash- 
ington St. E., Charleston, WV 25301 

West Zaire Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 18, Seats 1-2 
*Omana, Luhaka (7); district superintendent; B. P. 13698, 

Kinshasa I, Zaire 
Yemba, Olenga (8); dentist; B. P. 13698, Kinshasa I, Zaire 

Reserves 
Kikumba, Yemba; seminary president; B. P. 4745, Kinshasa 

II, Zaire 
Okenge, Akenda; homemaker; B. P. 13698, Kinshasa I, Zaire 

Western Angola Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. B, Row 17, Seats 1-2 
*Vicente, Manuel (2); seminary principal; C. P. 846, Huambo, 

Angola 
Dos Santos, Ana Domingos (10); vice-president United 

Methodist Women; C. P. 68, Luanda, Angola 
Reserves 
Pascoal, Francisco; district superintendent; C. P. 68, Luanda, 

Angola 
Fernandez, Moisis Domingos; pastor; C. P. 68, Luanda, 

Angola 
Kixina, Luzia; pastor; C. P. 68, Luanda, Angola 
Andr6, Elisa Mateus; teacher; C. P. 165, Ndalatando, Angola 
Pedro, Lepoldina Joao; president UMW; C. P. 68, Luanda, 

Angola 
Rodrigues, Anibal Augusto; public worker; C. P. 68, Luanda, 

Angola 

Western New York Annual Conference (8) 

Sec. D, Row 15, Seats 1-8 
*Cleveland, J. Fay (4); conference executive; 96 Mt. Vernon 

Rd., Buffalo, NY 14226 
Parsons, Norman W. (11); district superintendent; 15 Morris 

Lfine, Jamestown, NY 14701 
Bigler, C. Vernon (9); pastor; 215 Falconer St., North 

Tonawanda, NY 14120 
Dolch, Rebecca W. (2); district superintendent; 253 East 

Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020 
Hora, Barbara A. (5); conference treasurer; 8499 Main St., 

Buffalo, NY 14221 
Bigler, Patricia (3); homemaker; 215 Falconer St., North 

Tonawanda, NY 14120 
Richardson, CJerald (10); social services director; 28 Universi- 
ty Court, Eggertsville, NY 14226 
Crosby, Lorena (7); dairy equipment dealer; Box 175, 

Panama, NY 24767 

Reserves 
Cooke, John D.; pastor; 4115 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 

14616 
Evangelista, Ramon A.; pastor; 80 W. Tupper, Buffalo, NY 

14202 
Leach, Robert B.; pastor; 45 Delray Ave., West Seneca, NY 

14224 
Lubba, David P.; pastor; Main & Center Sts., East Aurora, 

NY 14052 



Bueg, Donald J.; auto sales; 215 Northwood Ave., East 

Rochester, NY 14445 
Killian, John; owner trucking firm; 45 Maynard Dr., Buffalo, 

NY 14226 
Wright, Betty; library clerk; 104 John St., Akron, NY 14001 
Keiper, Nancy; homemaker; 106 E. Main St., Victor, NY 

14564 



Western North Carolina Annual 
Conference (28) 

Sec. A, Row 15, Seats 1-12 

Sec. A, Row 16, Seats 1-12 

Sec. A, Row 17, Seats 1-4 

*Stockton, Thomas B. (8); pastor; P. 0. Box 5289, High Point, 

NC 27262 
McCleskey, J. Lawrence (4); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

11772, Winston-Salem, NC 27116 
Christy, John H. Jr. (6); pastor; 216 Colonial Dr., Thomasville, 

NC 27360 
White, Charles D. Jr. (7); conference secretary; P. 0. Box 

18005, Charlotte, NC 28218 
Fox, Debbie Lewis (3); pastor; P. 0. Box 5477, Winston-Salem, 

NC 27113 
Young, C. Garland (9); district superintendent; 1752-B Old 

Country Club Rd., Gastonia, NC 28043 
Marcellus, Cecil H. Jr. (3); district superintendent; P. 0. Box 

126, Thomasville, NC 27360 
Langford, Thomas A. (4); university professor; P. 0. Box 308, 

Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 
Gilland, Jim C. (11); district superintendent; 815 W. Market, 

Greensboro, NC 27401 
Wilkinson, Larry D. (11); pastor; 2810 Providence Rd., 

Charlotte, NC 28211 
Allred, G. Howard (1); pastor; 512 No. Main St., High Point, 

NC 27260 
Clinard, Hubert C. (10); pastor; Rt. 1, Box 126, Stanley, NC 

28164 
Ferree, James W. (2); conference council director; P. 0. Box 

18005, Charlotte, NC 28218 
Young, H. Claude Jr. (5); vice-president The United Method- 
ist Publishing House; 967 Gen. George Patton Rd., 

Nashville, TN 37221 
DeMarcus, Jamima P. (7); county government official; 510 So. 

Main St., China Grove, NC 28023 
Bailey, Wesley (2); attorney; 707 Ransom Rd., Winston- 
Salem, NC 27106 
Duncan, Parker (5); advertising executive; 3511 Chevington 

Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226 
Mallonee, Thomas L. (3); retired congressional officer; P. 0. 

Box 147, Candler, NC 28715 
Queen, Thomas (9); Cherokee mission staff; P. 0. Box 367, 

Cherokee, NC 28719 
Clapp, Sylvia L. (7); registered nurse; 260 Clapp Farms Rd., 

Greensboro, NC 27405 
Rinehart, Joetta F. (5); food service director; 11-3 Tri- Vista, 

Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 
Dillon, 0. E. (10); realtor; P. O. Box 444, Kernersville, NC 

27284 
Tyler, Ann (11); conference council staff; P. 0. Box 18005, 

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Harrell, James A. Sr. (8); dentist; 180-G Parkwood, Elkin, NC 

28621 
Wooten, Kenneth C. (6); jeweler; P. 0. Box 1777, Statesville, 

NC 28677 
Howie, Bill F. (1); retired; 4715 Pleasant Grove Rd., Waxhaw, 

NC 28173 
Eurey, Charles W. (6); businessman; 1010 So. Aspen St., 

Lincolnton, NC 28092 
Bethea, Mary E. (4); associate director Givens Estates; P. 0. 

Box 8501, Asheville, NC 28814 

Reserves 

Alvord, Alec M.; pastor; P. 0. Box 197, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 
Aldridge, Julian M. Jr.; pastor; P. 0. Box 923, Morganton, NC 

28655 
Middlebrooks, Willie L. Jr.; pastor; 1402 Larchmont, Greens- 
boro, NC 27405 
Bales, Harold K.; pastor; P. 0. Box 31603, Charlotte, NC 

28231 
Little, Gene H.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 820, 

Marion, NC 28752 
Rankin, Nancy B.; pastor; 4812 Oak Dr., Charlotte, NC 

28213 
Cooke, Reginald J.; district superintendent; 319 Summit 

Ave., Statesville, NC 28677 
Robinson, George P.; pastor; P. 0. Box 608, Winston-Salem, 

NC 27102 
Hutchinson, OrionN. Jr.; editor; P. 0. Box 801, Nashville, TN 

37202 
Golden, Joseph B. Sr.; district superintendent; 36 Elk 

Mountain Scenic Hwy., Asheville, NC 28804 
Edwards, Frank H.; district superintendent; P. 0. Box 367, 

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 
Stith, Frank A. HI; pastor; 9135 Blair Rd., Charlotte, NC 

28212 
Carter, Robert L. Jr.; pastor; 613 Bellwood Dr., Lexington, 

NC 27292 
McKelvey, Walter H.; district superintendent; 1409 Lyndhurst 

Dr., High Point, NC 27260 
Brantley, William R.; district superintendent; 121 W. 13th St., 

Salisbury, NC 28144 
Jones, Preston C; pastor; Rt. 8, Box 307, Hickory, NC 28602 
Blackwell, Roberta E.; public administrator; 2827 LaSalle St., 

Charlotte, NC 28216 
West, Maxine; general agency staff; 475 Riverside Dr., New 

York, NY 10115 
Mims, L. F.; department store manager; 2925 Club Dr., 

Gastonia, NC 28054 
Dalton, Mary H.; educator; 9000 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, 

NC 27023 
Henderson, Nita T.; homemaker; 1533 Queens Rd. W., 

Charlotte, NC 28207 
Stockton, Richard; merchant; P. 0. Box 207, Winston-Salem, 

NC 27102 
Stamey, Thelma H.; homemaker; 206 County Rd., Waynes- 

ville, NC 28677 
Christy, Betty C; homemaker; P. 0. Box 1247, Kannapolis, 

NC 28081 
Erwin, Max G.; United Way; 3025 Imperial Drive, Gastonia, 

NC 28054 
Carmichael, M. Susan; college professor; P. 0. Box 561, 

Misenheimer, NC 28109 



Hartsell, Woodrow W.; retired educator; 745 Grandview Dr., 
Concord, NC 28025 

Owens, Michelle L.; student; P. 0. Box 125, Cornelius, NC 
28031 

Key, Jewell C; corporate treasurer; 1930 Lodgecrest Lane, 
Pfafftown, NC 27040 

Causby, Jimmy; automobile dealer; P. 0. Box 906, Morgan- 
ton, NC 28655 

Matthews, Donald G.; insurance manager; P. O. Box 737, 
Dobson, NC 27017 

Medlin, June; homemaker; P. 0. Box 866, Lake Junaluska, 
NC 28745 



Western Pennsylvania Annual 
Conference (22) 

Sec. C, Row 18, Seats 1-12 

Sec. C, Row 19, Seats 3-12 

*Crocker, Hugh D. (7); pastor; 5001 Baptist Rd., Pittsburgh, 

PA 15236 
Weaver, Peter D. (6); pastor; 620 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, 

PA 15216 
Thompson, John Ross (11); pastor; 1965 Ferguson Rd., Allison 

Park, PA 15101 
Spencer, Jack E. (3); pastor; 509 Rondeau Dr., Erie, PA 16505 
Meuschke, Paul J. (10); pastor; 1074 Old Gate Rd., Pittsburgh, 

PA 15235 
Patterson, John D. (4); pastor; 658 School St., Indiana, PA 

15701 
Kohlhepp, Glenn B. (2); pastor; 345 Jefferson St., Rochester, 

PA 15074 
Wright, J. Howard (1); pastor; 4523 Wood St., Erie, PA 16509 
Joiner, Donald J. (5); pastor; 309 Dragon Rouge Dr., 

Greensburg, PA 15601 
McMahon, Joseph A. (9); pastor; 3006 Graham Blvd., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15235 
Miller, Jaime Potter (8); pastor; 1641 Potomac Ave., Pitts- 
burgh, PA 15216 
Gray, Eileen (3); church secretary; Box 237, Dayton, PA 16222 
Blackstone, Barbara (4); professor; 2810 Rochester Rd., 

Zelienople, PA 16063 
Chaffee, Paul V. (11); corporation vice-president/treasurer; 

Rt. 4, Union City, PA 16438 
Vamer, John D. (9); life insurance agent; 420 Oak St., 

Indiana, PA 15701 
Tulloch, Julie (1); bus driver; 309 No. Main St., Port Allegany, 

PA 16743 
Foltz, Nancy (10); conference staff; 422 Coolidge Ave., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15228 
Richards, Allen C. (8); educating coordinator, medical center; 

2659 W. Sixth St., Erie, PA 16505 
Green, William E. (2); ethnic minority coordinator; 5456 

Clarendon PL, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 
Ernst, Sally (7); nurse; 3240 Post Gate Dr., Bethel Park, PA 

15102 
Merrick, Tracy (5); bank systems manager; 107 Glo-min Dr., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15241 
Walker, Dorothy (6); conference staff; 34 Devan St., Union- 
town, PA 15401 

Reserves 
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Ciampa, J. Paul; district superintendent; 5 So. Park Ave., 

Kane, PA 16735 
Park, Ferd B.; district superintendent; 200 Bloomfield Ave., 

Johnstown, PA 15904 
Lundberg, Clair A.; district superintendent; 2135 Beulah Rd., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15235 
Lindberg, David H.; pastor; 116 Fairfield Dr., New Brighton, 

PA 15066 
Mock, William D.; district superintendent; 65 Shady Dr., 

Indiana, PA 15701 
Gladwell, Penelope; pastor; 251 W. Chapel Ridge Rd., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15238 
Rhodes, Arnold A.; pastor; 311 Wyllis St., Oil City, PA 16301 
Jones, W. LeRoy; pastor; 1231 Northwestern Dr., Monroeville, 

PA 15146 
Richards, Robert F.; district superintendent; 229 Evergreen 

Dr., Franklin, PA 16323 
Floyd, Madge B.; district superintendent; 600 Fox Dr., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15237 
Hickman, HoytL.; general agency staff; 2034 Castleman Dr., 

Nashville, TN 37215 
Schrading, Paul E.; conference council director; 1164 Murray 

Hill Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 
Plowman, Jack W.; attorney; 3400 Grant Bldg., Pittsburgh, 

PA 15219 
Palmer, William J.; retired conference treasurer; 359 Rock- 
field Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243 
Badger, David; chemistry professor; Rt. 1, New Galilee, PA 

16141 
Hawke, Marybelle; nurse; 516 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 

16365 
Sloan, Lillian U.; retired; 205 Shackelford Dr., Monroeville, 

PA 15146 
McCormick, Paul R.; retired professor; 510 Horizon View Dr., 

Pittsburgh, PA 15235 
Handy, Doris M.; psychiatric social worker; 101 No. Dither- 

idge St. #1101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
Beatty, Larry B.; camp executive director; Rt. 2, Box 128, 

Hopwood, PA 15445 
King, Shirley; homemaker; Box 432, East Brady, PA 16028 
Treece, Lillian; choir director/organist; 414 So. Winebiddle 

Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 
Donner, James L.; design engineer; 5467 Bondy Dr., Erie, PA 

16509 
Payne, Beth; student; 2421 Loveland Ave., Erie, PA 16506 
Shaw, Jean; retired library-aide; 304 E. Smithfield St., Mt. 

Pleasant, PA 15666 

Wisconsin Annual Conference (14) 

Sec. C, Row 20, Seats 9-12 

Sec. C, Row 21, Seats 3-12 

Ott, Donald A. (9); district superintendent; 2001 W. Capitol 

Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53206 
Christopher, Sharon Brown (7); assistant to the bishop; 750 

Windsor St. #303, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 
Green, Donna L. (10); district superintendent; 3401 So. Clay 

St., Green Bay, WI 54301 
Truitt, Richard 0. (1); pastor; 323 So. Fifth Ave., West Bend, 

WI 53095 
Fenner, Donald D. (3); pastor; 2000 Wesley Ave., Janesville, 

WI 53545 



Council-Austin, Mary (6); general agency staff; 100 Maryland 

Ave. N. E., Washington, DC 20002 
Kruse, David if. (11); district superintendent; 2231 E. Luther 

Rd., Janesville, WI 53545 
*Fang, Marcus (11); university professor; 1700 Church St., 

Stevens Point, WI 54481 
Bross, Jefr(3); student; 1252 Mather St., Green Bay, WI 54303 
Roberts, Leigh (2); psychiatrist; 7924 Deer Run Rd., Cross 

Plains, WI 53528 
Setterland, Sue (6); teacher; P. 0. Box 104, Arlington, WI 

53911 
Rodriguez, Phyllis (5); conference assistant treasurer; P. 0. 

Box 220, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 
King, Jean (4); nurse; 403 E. Franklin St., Appleton, WI 54911 
Hanson, John (8); bank officer; Rt. 7, Box 111, Chippewa Falls, 

WI 54729 

Reserves 

Talcott, H. Myron; pastor; P. 0. Box 617, Cedarburg, WI 53012 
Engelman, Kenneth; pastor; 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 

53703 
Foster, S. Stephen; pastor; 130 Locust, Lodi, WI 53555 
White, Wesley; pastor; W-1110 Concord Center Dr., Sullivan, 

WI 53178 
Amico, Joseph M.; pastor; 700 W. Linwood Ave., Oshkosh, WI 

54901 
Deming, Joan; pastor; 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 

53703 
Kanhai, Cornelius A.; pastor; 301 Furnace St., Mayville, WI 

53050 
Bell, J. Perry; pastor; P. 0. Box 44, Waupaca, WI 54981 
Stonebumer, Martha; conference program staff; 1407 No. 

Linwood Ave., Appleton, WI 54914 
Junig, Robert; attorney; 347 Grand Ave., Beloit, WI 53511 
Richards, Alice; homemaker; Rt. 2, Box 217, Richland Center, 

WI 53581 
Wilhelmi, Kristine; conference editor; P. 0. Box 220, Sun 

Prairie, WI 53590 
Green, David; nursing home administrator; 1130 No. Wes- 

field Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 
Winston, Joseph; director neighborhood house; 3291 No. 36th 

St., Milwaukee, WI 53216 
Schmidt, Dorothy; homemaker; 523 Crescent Lane, Thiens- 

ville, WI 53092 
Spinti, Robert; university professor; Box 386, Menomonie, WI 

54751 



Wyoming Annual Conference (6) 

Sec. D. Row 19, Seats 1-6 
*Miller, Sarah S. (11); district superintendent; 7 Beethoven 

St., Binghamton, NY 13905 
Lawrence, William B. (7); pastor; 276 Main St., Owego, NY 

13827 
Gommer, Charles F. Jr. (6); district superintendent; 556 

Charles Ave., Kingston, PA 18704 
Anderson, Gail 0. (10); conference secretary; 60 Corlear St., 

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 
Mintum, Donald C. (5); conference treasurer; 12 Bromley 

Ave., Binghamton, NY 13901 
Lashford, Cathy (3); homemaker; 10 Bulford Rd., Shavertown, 

PA 18708 



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Cowden, C. Earle; pastor; Box 101, Warren Center, PA 18851 

Hoefher, Lisa Jean; pastor; Box 13, Newark Valley, NY 13811 

Johns, Charles E.; pastor; Market and Sprague Sts., King- 
ston, PA 18704 

Reid, William W. Jr.; pastor; P. 0. Box 447, Tunkhannock, PA 
18657 

Summers, Kenneth T. Jr.; buyer; 201 Evergreen St. #4-3F, 
Vestal, NY 13850 

Gleason, Colene; volunteer; 428 Clark Ave., Clarks Summit, 
PA 18411 

Woodfield, Harry; retired; Rt. 5, Box 146, Binghamton, NY 
13905 

Eaton, A. L.; retired; 578 Brooks Rd., Castle Creek, NY 13744 

Yellowstone Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 15, Seats 11-12 
Mullette, William R. (4); pastor; Box 6303, Great Falls, MT 

59406 
*Harper, Pat Callbeck (1); political consultant; 301 So. Oakes, 

Helena, MT 59601 

Reserves 
Tharp, Jarell E.; district superintendent; 335 Broadwater 

Ave., Billings, MT 59101 
Simeon, Rachel Lieder; pastor; 1107 Idaho, Libby, MT 59923 
Marshall, Linda C; diaconal minister; 2800 Fourth Ave. N., 

Billings, MT 59101 



McFarlane, Robert; retired executive; 2721 Downer Lane, 
Billings, MT 59102 

Yugoslavia Provisional Annual 
Conference (2) 

Sec. D, Row 20, Seats 9-10 
*Petreski, Kitan (3); pastor; Kej 9ti Septemyri 31, 97500 

Prilep, Yugoslavia 
Trajkovski, Boris (1); lawyer; Finska 204-b, 91000 Skopje, 

Yugoslavia 

Reserves 
Hovan, Martin; district superintendent; Ul. Musickog 7, 

21000 Novi Sad, Yugoslavia 
Cekov, Michail; pastor; Debarce 9, 91000 Skopje, Yugoslavia 
Petrik, Zuzana; labworker; J. Gombara 71, 21211 Kisac, 

Yugoslavia 
Milcev, Ivan; technician; Finska 204-b, 91000 Skopje, 

Yugoslavia 

Zimbabwe Annual Conference (2) 

Sec. A, Row 6, Seats 1-2 
*Munjoma, J. F. (8); conference secretary; P. 0. Box 3408, 

Harare, Zimbabwe 
Kangara, Pedzisai (10); teacher; P. 0. Box 3408, Harare, 

Zimbabwe 



Non- Voting Delegates 
from Affiliated Autonomous Methodist and United 

Churches 



Argentine Evangelical Methodist Church 

Sec. B, Row 22, Seats 5-6 
Pagura, Federico Jr. ( ); bishop Rivadavia 4044, 1205 

Buenos Aires, Argentina 
de Giordano, Dora M. ( ); Sucre 1205 Bo. Cofico, 5000 

Cordoba, Argentina 



The Methodist Church in Cuba 

Sec. C, Row 22, Seats 11-12 
Osorio, Miguel A. ( ); pastor; K No. 502, Vedado, Habana 4, 

Cuba 
Garcia, Magaly ( ); homemaker; K No. 502, Vedado, Habana 

4, Cuba 



United Protestant Church in Belgium (2) 

Sec. D, Row 21, Seats 8-9 
Pieters, Andre J. (8); past president United Protestant Church 

in Belgium (2); rue du Champ de Mars 5, B-1050 Bruxelles, 

Belgium 
Fraisse-Lheureux, Ruth (7); administrative secretary; rue du 

Champ de Mars 5, B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium 



The Methodist Church of the Union of 
Burma (2) 

Sec. D, Row 21, Seats 1-2 
Shwe, U Saw (9); pastor; Methodist Headquarters, P. 0. Box 

381, G.P.O. Rangoon, Burma 
Myat, U Tun (10); Methodist Headquarters, P. 0. Box 381, 

G.P.O. Rangoon, Burma 



The Methodist Church in India (3) 

Sec. D, Row 21, Seats 3-5 
Masih, Igbal (1); district superintendent; 960 Civil Lines, 

Meerut 250 001 U.P., India 
Jams, Sadanand (7); principal teacher's training college; 

Methodist Church Compound, Belgaum 590 016 Kamata- 

ka, India 
Tracy, Iris (10); manager Methodist Girls Hostel, Bareilly 243 

001 U.P., India 

The Korean Methodist Church 

Sec. C, Row 22, Seats 8-10 
Park, Pong Bae ( ); general secretary. Board of Missions; K. 

P. 0. 740, Seoul, Korea 
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The Methodist Church in Malaysia (2) 

Sec. D, Row 21, Seats 6-7 
Lin, Ng Ee (11); district superintendent; 6 Jalan 5/37, 

Petaling Jaya 46000, Selangor, Malaysia 
Pakianathan, S. W. (3); rubber research; 95 Jalan Terasek 

Lapan, Bangsar 59100, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia 



The Methodist Church in Singapore (2) 

Sec. D, Row 21, Seats 10-11 
Wong, Kiam Thau (11); pastor; 400 Commonwealth Drive, 

Singapore 0314, Singapore 
Liau, Nyuk Siong (5); general manager; 47 Jalan Burch, 

Jurong Town, Singapore 2261, Singapore 



Alphabetical List of Voting Delegates and First Reserves 



Abbott, Beverly J. (7) Maine 

Abesamis, Leodegario (10) Southwest Philippines 

Abrams, L. George (2) Pacific Northwest 

Acey, Anne D. (8) Virginia 

Ackerson, Merlin J. (2) Iowa 

Adair, Sharon (2) North Texas 

Adams, Don (3) West Ohio 

Adams, Thomas B. (2) Missouri East 

Ade, Hans (8) German Southwest 

Adkins, Leon M. Jr. (1) Troy 

Agne, Joseph E. (9) Northern Illinois 

Agnew, Theodore L. (11) Oklahoma 

Aguilar, Clifford B. (5) California-Pacific 

Agyapas, Bienvenido (1) Southwest Philippines 

Ailor, Earl (9) Holston 

Akemann, David A Northern Illinois 

Albertson, Robert G. (4) Pacific Northwest 

Alexander, Betty Masters (8) Tennessee 

Alguire, Frances M. (4) Northern Ilinois 

Allen, Andrea New York 

Allen, David L. (7) Red Bird 

Allred, G. Howard (1) Western North Carolina 

Alvord, Alec M Western North Carolina 

Anderson, Carolyn (4) East Ohio 

Anderson, Gail 0. (10) Wyoming 

Anderson, James (6) East Ohio 

Anderson, Rodney (6) Rocky Mountain 

Andr6, Elisa Mateus Western Angola 

Andrews, Christopher Louisiana 

Antonia, Wladar (8) Hungary 

Appleby, Harry Peninsula 

Appleby, William E. (6) North Mississippi 

Archer, John W. (1) Memphis 

Archibald, Julius A. (2) Troy 

Armentrout, John W. (2) West Ohio 

Armstrong, Charles Richard (3) South Indiana 

Armstrong, C. Wesley (8) Liberia 

Arnold, Tracy R. (4) Louisiana 

Arnold, W.E. (3) North Arkansas 

Arrington, H. Randolph (6) Virginia 

Ash, John L. Ill (3) Mississippi 

Atha, Grayson (11) West Ohio 

Austin, Fred Lewis Holston 

Avey, Sue (7) West Ohio 

Bailey, H. Barry (10) Central Texas 

Bailey, Wesley (2) Western North Carolina 

Bailey, William P. Jr Memphis 

Bailor, Ada F. M. (1) Sierra Leone 

Baker, Sandra W. (4) Virginia 

Baker, Ted F. (10) Holston 



Ball-Kilbourne, Debra G North Dakota 

Bang-Asan, Clemente C Northwest Philippines 

Banks, Myron C. (9) North Carolina 

Barger, R. Kay (10) Baltimore 

Barnes, Thelma P. (10) North Mississippi 

Barnett, Vernie T. Jr. (4) Central Illinois 

Barrett, John C. (8) Great Britain 

Barrett, Nelda (1) Central Texas 

Barto, Reta T. (2) Eastern Pennsylvania 

Bass, Ressie Mae (9) Florida 

Bates, Ralph K. (3) North Alabama 

Batiste, Harold (3) Southwest Texas 

Batten, James A. (10) New Hampshire 

Bauman, Larry A. (5) North Georgia 

Baumgardner, Robert (2) Northwest Texas 

Bautista, Patrocenio Mindanao 

Bautista, Teodulo Southwest Philippines 

Beal, Jim (6) North Arkansas 

Beard, Jean J. (7) West Virginia 

Beck, Brian E. (4) Great Britain 

Beddow, James South Dakota 

Bell, Robert (9) Minnesota 

Bellamy, Kathleen North Dakota 

Beltran, Rodolfo C. (10) Middle Philippines 

Benedyktowicz, Olgierd Poland 

Benjamin, JoAnn (8) Minnesota 

Benson, Judy (9) Oklahoma 

Beppler, W. Ronald (2) Southern New Jersey 

Bergdoll, James R Virginia 

Berry, Beverley Claire (5) Florida 

Bethea, Joseph B. (2) North Carolina 

Bethea, Mary E. (4) Western North Carolina 

Bevan, John E. (8) Baltimore 

Beverage, Bill 0. (5) North Alabama 

Bevins, C. Rex (3) Nebraska 

Biederman, Mark (3) Minnesota 

Biggs, Mouzon Jr. (5) Oklahoma 

Biggs, Mouzon Sr. (3) Texas 

Bigler, C. Vernon (9) Western New York 

Bigler, Patricia (3) Western New York 

Billingsley, Anita (5) Virginia 

Bilog, Francisco B. (11) Mindanao 

Bishop, Nathaniel L. (9) Virginia 

Bither-Terry, Judith Alaska 

Bjerno, Henning Denmark 

Black, Aaron (10) Nebraska 

Black, Wanda J. (1) North Alabama 

Blackstone, Barbara (4) Western Pennsylvania 

Blackwell, Roberta E Western North Carolina 

Blaising, Marcus J. (5) North Indiana 



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Blake, Bruce P. (11) Kansas West 

Blaker, Fallon (9) Eastern Pennsylvania 

Blanchard, Hubert M. (7) Louisiana 

Blankenship, Paul F. (7) Memphis 

Bledsoe, Robert D. (7) Florida 

Blessing, Roy (2) West Virginia 

Bleyle, Deanna M. (11) Rocky Mountain 

Blomquist, Paul F. (10) Detroit 

Boe, Donna H. (1) Oregon-Idaho 

Bolleter, Heinrich (11) Switzerland/France 

Bolinger, Winona (2) Central Illinois 

Boiling, Pat (6) Louisiana 

Bond, Jan (3) Missouri West 

Bond, R. H. (2) Memphis 

Bond, W. Kendall (3) New Mexico 

Bondurant, Lillian K. (2) Holston 

Bonilla, Victor (1) Puerto Rico 

Boots, Nora Q. (7) New York 

Born, Ethel W. (9) Virginia 

Borradaile, Earl Detroit 

Bortell, James B. (11) Central Illinois 

Bosomworth, E. L. (3) Southern Illinois 

Bouknight, William R. Ill (8) South Carolina 

Bowersox, Ronald E. (4) Central Pennsylvania 

Boyd, Rondel Southern Illinois 

Brand, Gene (5) North Arkansas 

Brandenburg, Arthur L. (1) Eastern Pennsylvania 

Brandyberry, Abraham L. (8) East Ohio 

Branton, L. Ray (3) Louisiana 

Bray, Jerry G. Jr. (2) Virginia 

Brazelton, David L. (3) Florida 

Bretsch, Ronald (1) North Central New York 

Brewer, Carol Roettmer (11) Nebraska 

Brewer, Daniel S. (4) Liberia 

Brewster, Jerry G. (6) Memphis 

Brink, Doris West Michigan 

Briscoe, Carolyn South Carolina 

Brittingham, Dolly (4) Peninsula 

Bronson, Oswald P. Sr. (8) Florida 

Brooks, Philip B. (7) West Ohio 

Bross, Jeff (3) Wisconsin 

Brought, Byron P. (6) Baltimore 

Brown, George S. (11) West Ohio 

Brown, J. Lamar Alabama-West Florida 

Brown, Shirley Oklahoma Indian 

Brubaker, Ellen (1) West Michigan 

Brumfield, Welton Jr Louisiana 

Brummet, Judy (6) Desert Southwest 

Brunk, J. Jamison Red Bird 

Buchanan, John (6) East Ohio 

Bueg, Donald J Western New York 

Buie, Becky L. (8) South Carolina 

Bullard, Mary Ellen (6) Alabama-West Florida 

Bullington, Joseph H. Jr. (2) Alabama- West Florida 

Bullock, Clifton V. (9) West Michigan 

Bundy, Betty (6) Southwest Texas 

Burns, Richard M Western Pennsylvania 

Burrous, Anita J. (4) North Indiana 

Burrous, Kermit 0. (3) North Indiana 

Burtner, Robert W Oregon-Idaho 

Burton, Laveme (11) Little Rock 

Bussey, Bess (11) Florida 



Butler, Naomi I. (1) West Virginia 

Butler, PhyUis P. (6) Baltimore 

Butts, Harold (5) Alabama-West Florida 

Buwalda, Herbert J. North Indiana 

Buxton, John (5) Detroit 

Byers, Shirley (6) Troy 

Bynum, Robert P. (9) North Alabama 

Cabanilla, Socorro S Northeast Philippines 

Cade, Ruth L. (3) North Carolina 

Cain, Richard W. (11) California-Pacific 

Caldwell, Kirbyjon (7) Texas 

Cale, Melissa Holston 

Campbell, Dennis M. (5) North Carolina 

Campbell, Foy (2) Alabama-West Florida 

Campney, JoAnne (9) Iowa 

Cannon, Ralph A. (3) South Carolina 

Caramat, Atanacio C Northern Philippines 

Carder, Kenneth L. (4) Holston 

Cardwell, L. Ann North Texas 

Carpenter, Robert B. Jr. (2) Virginia 

Carrington, John E. (5) New York 

Carroll, B. F. (6) Central Texas 

Carroll, Mary B. (5) North Carolina 

Carruth, Augusta (7) South Georgia 

Carruth, Nancy M. (8) Louisiana 

Carter, R. Fletcher (3) South Carolina 

Carver, Donald L. (1) Iowa 

Carver, Phil (7) Iowa 

Case, Riley B. (3) North Indiana 

Casey, Robert T. (2) Virginia 

Chaffee, Paul V. (11) Western Pennsylvania 

Chamberlain, Ray W. (6) Virginia 

Chamness, Ben R. (8) Texas 

Chaney, David E. (3) Northern Illinois 

Chang, Jonah (4) California-Nevada 

Chappell, Wallace E. (3) North Texas 

Chattin, Terri Rae (2) Baltimore 

Cherry, William T. (6) Eastern Pennsylvania 

Chin, Anne (8) California-Nevada 

Chinish, Mutombu (4) Southern Zaire 

Cho, Eun Chut Northern Illinois 

Chow, W. Jing (6) West Ohio 

Christensen, Naomi (11) Iowa 

Christian, Tom (10) North Texas 

Christopher, Richard L. (8) South Indiana 

Christopher, Sharon Brown (7) Wisconsin 

Christy, John H. Jr. (6) Western North Carolina 

Chun, May C. (7) California-Pacific 

Chun, Sang Eui (9) East Ohio 

Ciampa, Donald J. (10) Central Pennsylvania 

Clapp, Sylvia L. (7) Western North Carolina 

Clark, Terry L. (10) Central Illinois 

Clarke, Eric St. C. (11) Caribbean 

Clarke, Lambuth M. (8) Virginia 

Clemmer, Dick L New Mexico 

Clendaniel, Virginia (6) Peninsula 

Cleveland, J. Fay (4) Western New York 

Clinard, Hubert C. (10) Western North Carolina 

Cloyd, Betty (3) Tennessee 

Clymer, Betty (2) East Ohio 

Cochran, Harold (8) West Ohio 

Colescott, Ted G. (11) Minnesota 



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Collier, T. Cody {9) Missouri West 

Commander, Richard T. (1) North Carolina 

Conklin, Faith J. (9) California-Pacific 

Connell, F. Gladwin (8) Little Rock 

Connolly, Phillip (11) West Ohio 

Conoway, Merlin Dean (5) North Mississippi 

Constantino, Leo (2) Northern Illinois 

Cook, Polly L. (4) Florida 

Cook, Shirley (6) Detroit 

Cooke, John D Western New York 

Coots, Patti (8) California-Pacific 

Cope, Abigail J. (10) Northern New Jersey 

Copher, Marie W. (11) North Georgia 

Coppedge, Helen Rhea (1) South Georgia 

Corderman, Delos D. (5) South Carolina 

Corley, Cynthia A. (3) Virginia 

Cornelius, John L. (10) Mississippi 

Corson, John E. (10) California-Nevada 

Cotton, William D. (4) Iowa 

Council-Austin, Mary (6) Wisconsin 

Cowden, C. Earle Wyoming 

Cox, Ray Jr. (2) South Georgia 

Grain, Dight (2) Southern New England 

Crenshaw, W. J. Bryan South Carolina 

Crickard, Elsie J. (10) Kansas West 

Crist, DoUie Watkins (2) Florida 

Crocker, Hugh D. (7) Western Pennsylvania 

Crook, James R Florida 

Crosby, Lorena (7) Western New York 

Crotwell, Helen G. (9) North Carolina 

Crouch, Ernest (7) Tennessee 

Crouch, William C. (6) North Texas 

Crump, Edward L. (1) Tennessee 

Csernik, Eva Hungary 

Curran, Dorothy (10) Iowa 

Cutshaw, Susan D. (11) Virginia 

Dahl, Dorothy Central Texas 

Daniel, Christopher J. (6) Iowa 

Daughenbaugh, Howard L. (7) Central Illinois 

Daugherty, Ruth A. (11) Eastern Pennsylvania 

Daughtery, Vergil Lacy Jr. (3) South Georgia 

David, Anna (7) Denmark 

Davidson, Sue (6) New Hampshire 

Davies, Susan Nebraska 

Davis, James T. (10) West Ohio 

Day, K. Wayne (1) Texas 

Day, R. Randy (7) New York 

Day, Samuel S. (10) Rocky Mountain 

Deal, Patricia North Texas 

Deel, William S. (3) West Virginia 

Dell, Roosevelt Jr. (2) Florida 

Delp, W. Owen West Ohio 

Del Pino, Jerome King (11) Southern New England 

DeMarcus, Jamima P. (7) Western North Carolina 

Demmler, Gunter (11) German Democratic Republic 

De Pano, Ulpiano (3) Philippines 

Dew, William W. Jr. (7) California-Nevada 

Dewire, Norman E. (2) West Ohio 

Dharmapalan, D. S New Hampshire 

Dickerson, E. Robert Hi i) Alabama-West Florida 

Dilgard, Charles (7) West Ohio 

Dillard, F. Douglas Jr. (7) Virginia 



Dillard, Kay B. (1) Northern Illinois 

Dillard, Robert L. (3) North Texas 

Dillon, 0. E. (10) Western North Carolina 

Dinsmore, A. Bradford (3) Florida 

Disashi, Kasongo Central Zaire 

Dixon, J. D. (1) Louisville 

Dixon, Norman E. (10) Central Illinois 

Dodson, E. Malone (7) North Georgia 

Doe, D. Seah (7) Liberia 

Dolch, Rebecca W. (2) Western New York 

Dolsen, David H. (5) Rocky Mountain 

Dorsey, Frank L. (1) Kansas East 

Dos Santos, Ana Domingos (10) Western Angola 

Dowell, Jean (6) Minnesota 

Downie, Gerald (11) Central Illinois 

Drinkard, Caroline (7) North Georgia 

Druce, JanLynn (10) Northern Illinois 

Dude, Karleen (7) Central Illinois 

Duecker, R. Sheldon (4) North Indiana 

Dunbar, Scott D. (4) North Georgia 

Duncan, Edward L. (3) Detroit 

Duncan, Parker (5) Western North Carolina 

Dundas, Charles 0. (1) Minnesota 

Dungy, Robert E. (1) North Indiana 

Dunlap, Catherine M. (11) East Ohio 

Dunlap, G. Alan (5) Nebraska 

Dunnam, Maxie D. (11) Memphis 

Dunnam, Spurgeon M. HI (4) North Texas 

Duvall, George R. (10) Baltimore 

Dwyer, Evelyn (7) Virginia 

Dye, Judy (2) Nebraska 

Earl, Helen (7) Baltimore 

East, Robert E Red Bird 

Ebinger, Mary R. (4) Baltimore 

Ebinger, Warren R. (3) Baltimore 

Edmonds, Claude A. (3) Eastern Pennsylvania 

Edwards, Alma (8) Detroit 

Edwards, Marion M. (11) South Georgia 

Edwards, Robert H. (7) Southern Illinois 

Eichler, Wanda H. (4) Detroit 

Eidson, Ryan K. (1) North Carolina 

Elfying, Bjorn Finland-Swedish 

Elkins, L. Eugene (10) West Virginia 

Ellis, Edwin L. (3) Peninsula 

Ellisor, J. Walter (11) Alabama- West Florida 

Elmore, Sidney Joe (4) North Alabama 

Els. Albrecht (3) German Southwest 

Emanuel, Alice (1) Mississippi 

Emswiler, Sharon Neufer (3) Central Illinois 

England, Stanley B North Georgia 

Engler, Doris J. (4) West Ohio 

Ernst, Sally (7) Western Pennsylvania 

Escareiio, Delia Rio Grande 

Eurey, Charles W. (6) Western North Carolina 

Everhart, Janet S. (5) California-Nevada 

Ewing, E. Keith (5) Florida 

Ewing, John L. (3) Southern New Jersey 

Fang, Marcus (11) Wisconsin 

Fannin, Robert E. (6) Florida 

Faris, Richard B. (7) Virginia 

Farris, Patricia Ellen (8) California-Pacific 

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Feemster, Ben Harold (11) Central Texas 

Fenner, Donald D. (3) Wisconsin 

Fenstermacher, Anita (1) North Indiana 

Fenstermacher, Edwin North Indiana 

Ferguson, Phyllis S. (9) Pacific Northwest 

Fernandez, Arturo (6) California-Nevada 

Ferree, James W. (2) Western North Carolina 

Ferrer, Fidel M. (4) Northern Philippines 

Filiya, Abdull Ahi Jatav (8) Muri 

Finkbeiner, Eleanor (8) Pacific Northwest 

Finley, Ruthenia H. (8) New York 

Finn, Betty (4) California-Pacific 

Fischer, Heinz Paul (1) German South 

Fish, Doris M. (7) Little Rock 

Fisher, Bruce D. (3) Central Pennsylvania 

Flinn, Thomas W. (3) Baltimore 

Flares, Finees (8) Northern Illinois 

Foltz, Nancy (10) Western Pennsylvania 

Foockle, Harry F. Missouri West 

Fooshee, Dale L. (2) Kansas East 

Ford, Dietra L. (9) Baltimore 

Forrest, Martha H. North Georgia 

Forsman, Don L. (1) New Mexico 

Fosse, Ove Sweden 

Fowlkes, Nancy (4) New York 

Fox, Debbie Lewis (3) Western North Carolina 

Francis, John L. (8) West Michigan 

Frazer, E. Eugene (9) West Ohio 

Frazier, Robert C. (8) North Carolina 

Frigyes, Hecker Hungary 

Fugler, Sara S. (1) Louisiana 

Furio, V. Peter Jr. (7) North Alabama 

Furman, Frank H. Jr. (11) Florida 

Fux, Gottfried Austria 

Gadsden, James S. (11) South Carolina 

Garcia, Daniel Rio Grande 

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Turner, Annie Mae (10) Alabama- West Florida 

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Turner-Lacy, Nathaniel L. (6) West Virginia 

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Underwood, Cecil H. (8) West Virginia 

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Via, Bernard S. Jr. (10) Virginia 

Vicente, Manuel (2) Western Angola 

Vigilia, Justino R. (9) Northeast Philippines 

Villalon, Anecito Jr Southwest Philippines 

Villaluz, Artemio Sr Northeast Philippines 

Villanueva, Brigido S West Middle Philippines 

Wagner, John C. (8) West Ohio 

Wagner, Ray (1) North Dakota 

Wake, Edward A Southern New Jersey 

Wahlstrom, LaRayne (7) South Dakota 

Walker, Dorothy (6) Western Pennsylvania 

Walker, Dorsey H. (1) North Alabama 

Walker, James M. (8) Southwest Texas 

Walker, Russell (1) California-Nevada 

Walker, William 0. (11) Oregon-Idaho 

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Walton, Norma Jo (7) Peninsula 

Wandja, Afumba (4) Central Zaire 

Wang, George T. (7) Southern New Jersey 

Ward, Amy G. (10) Louisiana 

Ward, Georgiana (9) West Ohio 

Ward, Martha D Iowa 

Ward, Robert Paul (1) Detroit 

Washington, Rosa (11) California-Nevada 

Washington, Stanley (9) East Ohio 

Wass, Rosemary (7) Great Britain 

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Waters, Bob E. (2) Texas 

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Watson, Keith E. (2) Rocky Mountain 

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Nominations to Interjurisdictional Committee on 

Episcopacy 

In accordance with Par. 611.1 this committee will be convened by Ernest T. Dixon Jr., at 4:30 p.m., 
Saturday, April 30, Room 210. 



Conference 



Central Illinois 
Detroit 
East Ohio 
Iowa 

Minnesota 
North Dakota 
North Indiana 
Northern Illinois 
South Dakota 
South Indiana 
Southern Illinois 
West Michigan 
West Ohio 
Wisconsin 



Baltimore 

Central Pennsylvania 

Eastern Pennsylvania 

Maine 

New Hampshire 

New York 

North Central New York 

Northern New Jersey 

Peninsula 

Puerto Rico 

Southern New England 

Southern New Jersey 

Troy 

West Virginia 

Western New York 

Western Pennsylvania 

Wyoming 



Central Texas 

Kansas East 

Kansas West 

Little Rock 

Louisiana 

Missouri East 

Missouri West 

Nebraska 

New Mexico 

North Arkansas 

North Texas 

Northwest Texas 

Oklahoma 

Oklahoma Indian Missionary 

Rio Grande 

Southwest Texas 

Texas 



Nominees 

North Central Jurisdiction 

Miley Palmer 
Paul F. Blomquist 
William A. McCartney 
William D. Cotton 
Delton Krueger 
David F. Knecht 
Marcus J. Blaising 
Sandra F. Hoke 
M. Kent Millard 
Ann L. Sablan 
William B. Lewis 
Sharon Rader 
Vance Summers 
Donald A. Ott 

Northeastern Jurisdiction 

Warren R. Ebinger 
Bruce D. Fisher 
Henry H. Nichols 
S. Clifton Ives 
James A. Batten 
R. Randy Day 
Deborah L. Pritts 
Dean A. Lanning 
J. Gordon Stapleton 
Victor Bonilla 
Jerome King Del Pino 
George T. Wang 
David A. Giles 
Richard L. Wright 
J. Fay Cleveland 
Paul J. Meuschke 
Sarah S. Miller 

South Central Jurisdiction 

Ben Harold Feemster 
Frank L. Dorsey 
Bruce P. Blake 
John P. Miles 
Tracy R. Arnold 
Jean B. Scott 
A. Fritz Mutti 
C. Rex Bevins 
Don L. Forsman 
Jim Beal 

Zan W. Holmes Jr. 
Charles E. Lutrick 
William B. Oden 
Thomas Roughface 
Joel N. Martinez 
Dan E. Solomon 
Asbury Lenox 



Vaudra Rushing 
Shirley Cook 
Carolyn Anderson 
Janet E. Stephenson 
Jean Dowell 
Ray Wagner 
John T. Shettle 
Steve Nailor 
LaRayne Wahlstrom 
David L. White Jr. 
E. L. Bosomworth 
Joan Kelsey 
Helen E. Potter 
Marcus Fang 



Thomas W. Flinn 
Conrad M. Page Jr. 
Ruth A. Daugherty 
Beverly J. Abbott 
Sue Davidson 
Shirley Parris 
Robert V. Jelinek 
John G. Lytle III 
James C. Hardcastle 
Victor Ortiz 
Ridgway Shinn Jr. 
June D. McCullough 
Shirley Byers 
William S. Deel 
Barbara A. Hora 
Sally Ernst 
Gail O. Anderson 



Kenneth E. Smith 
John E. Stumbo 
Marvin D. McReynolds 
Doris M. Fish 
Nancy M. Carruth 
Roslyn K. Sykes 
Ann L. Reskovac 
Bette Trumble 
W. Kendall Bond 
W. E. Arnold 
Thalia F. Matherson 
Jim B. Waterfield 
Dale Waymire 
Becky Thompson 
Samuel G. Martinez 
James M. Walker 
Don Strickland 



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Alabama- West Florida 

Florida 

Holston 

Kentucky 

Louisville 

Memphis 

Mississippi 

North Alabama 

North Carolina 

North Georgia 

North Mississippi 

Red Bird Missionary 

South Carolina 

South Georgia 

Tennessee 

Virginia 

Western North Carolina 



Alaska Missionary 
California-Nevada 
California-Pacific 
Desert Southwest 
Oregon-Idaho 
Pacific Northwest 
Rocky Mountain 
Yellowstone 



Southeastern Jurisdiction 

John Ed Mathison 
Jimmy S. Jones 
Richard C. Looney 
David A. Seamands 
Wallace E. Thomas 
Maxie D. Dunnam 
John L. Ash III 
Paul M. Gauntt 
Joseph B. Bethea Jr. 
Herchel H. Sheets 
Prentiss M. Gordon Sr. 
David L. Allen 
Granville A. Hicks 
C. Wilbourne Hancock 
Robert H. Spain 
James C. Logan 
Thomas B. Stockton 

Western Jurisdiction 

Keith B. Wise 
William W. Dew Jr. 
Mark C. Trotter 
Willard R. Stevens Jr. 
William 0. Walker 
Mary Ann Swenson 
Deanna M. Bleyle 
William R. Mullette 



Dale Segrest 
Rodell F. Roberts 
Jean Henderson 
C. R. Hager 
J. D. Dixon 
Jerry G. Brewster 
Aubrey G. Lucas 
Mollie M. Stewart 
J. Allen Norris 
Caroline Drinkard 
Quinn Mattox 
Charlene Helton 
R. Fletcher Carter 
J. Taylor Phillips 
Betty M. Alexander 
James W. Holsinger 
Jamima P. DeMarcus 



Arlene Wood 
Rosa Washington 
May C. Chun 
Joel E. Huffman 
Donna H. Boe 
L. George Abrams 
Connie J. Takamine 
Pat Callback Harper 



Amendments to the Constitution of The United Methodist 

Church 



On November 13, 1985, in accordance with Par. 62 of the 
1984 Book of Discipline, the Council of Bishops declared that 
the three amendments voted by the 1984 General Conference 
had also been approved by a two-thirds majority of all the 
members of the 1985 Annual Conferences present and voting. 





Amend. No. 1984-25 


Amend. No. 1984-26 


Amend. No. 1984-27 


No. present/voting 


36,487 






36,539 


36,555 


No. needed to pass 


24,324 






24,484 


24,370 


No. voting yes 


35,864 






35,947 


30,394 


No. voting no 


363 






348 


5,649 


No. abstaining 


252 






244 


512 


Therefore, 

Par. 1 now reads: 




Par. 


35 


now reads: 





Par. 1. Article I. Declaration of Union. — The Evangelical 
United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church shall be 
united in one Church. The united Church, as thus constituted, 
is, and shall be, the successor of the two uniting churches. 

Par. 6 now reads: 

Par. 6. Article VL Title to Properties. — Titles to properties in 
The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist 
Church shall, upon consummation of the union, be held and 
administered in accordance with the Book of Discipline. . . . 



Par. 35. Article I. — The Annual Conference shall be composed 
of ministerial members as defined by the General Conference, 
together with a lay member elected by each charge, the 
diaconal ministers, the conference president of United 
Methodist Women, the conference president of United 
Methodist Men, the conference lay leader, district lay leaders, 
the president or equivalent officer of the conference young 
adult organization, the president of the conference youth 
organization, and two young persons under twenty-five (25) 
years of age from each district to be selected in such manner as 
may be determined by the Annual Conference. . . . 



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Report on the 1984 General Conference 

Motion of Reference of "Unfinished Business" 

To The Council of Bishops, 

General Council on Ministries, 

And General Council on Finance and Administration 



During its last session on Friday evening, May 1 1 , 1984, the 
1984 General Conference voted "that any unfinished business 
of this General Conference be referred to the Council of 
Bishops, the GCOM and the GCFA" (pages 798-799 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate). Just prior to adjournment, at 12:30 
a.m. on Saturday morning, May 12, 1984, the General 
Conference again voted "that all of the remaining unfinished 
legislation be referred to the three councils ..." (page 806, 
DCA). 

Sixteen reports from legislative committees were not acted 



upon by the 1984 General Conference. The Officers of the 
Councils, meeting together on July 10, 1984, examined each of 
the reports and recommended actions. A resolution was 
developed for presentation to each of the councils, and this 
identical resolution was voted by each of the councils during 
their respective fall, 1984 meetings. 

The following resolution, then, is reported to the 1988 
General Conference as completion of action on the sixteen 
items from the 1984 General Conference. 



Resolution on 1984 General Conference 
Unfinished Business 



Whereas, the 1984 General Conference acted to refer any 
unfinished business fi-om that General Conference to the 
Council of Bishops, the General Council on Ministries, and the 
General Council on Finance and Administration; and 

Whereas, there were sixteen legislative committee reports 
on which the 1984 General Conference did not act, as follows: 

1. Committee on Higher Education Report No. 1, Calendar 
No. 0001 

(Subject: Aid National UM Native American Center); 

2. Committee on Higher Education Report No. 6, Calendar 
No. 0074 

(Subject: Include Hawaii Loa College in the Three 
University-College Fund); 

3. Committee on Higher Education Report No. 12, Calendar 
No. 0080 

(Subject: Seminary Leadership Look at Faculty Balance); 

4. Committee on Global Ministries Report No. 72, Calendar 
No. 0473 

(Subject: Policy on Expenditure of BGM Funds); 

5. Committee on Global Ministries Report No. 74, Calendar 
No. 0475 

(Subject: Mandate a Churchwide Consultation on "World 
Mission Today"; 

6. Committee on Discipleship Report No. 43, Calendar No. 
0489 

(Subject: Restore Phrase in Apostles' Creed); 

7. Committee on Conferences Report No. 58, Calendar No. 
0517 

(Subject: Composition of Annual Conference); 

8. Committee on Conferences Report No. 71, Calendar No. 
0530 

(Subject: Composition of General Conference); 

9. Committee on Conferences Report No. 89, Calendar No. 
0549 

(Subject: Composition of General, Jurisdictional, and 
Central Conferences); 



10. Committee on Conferences Report No. 90, Calendar No. 
0550 

(Subject: Convening the Jurisdictional Committee on 
Episcopacy); 

11. Committee on Conferences Report No. 99, Calendar No. 
0559 

(Subject: Creation of a Hispanic Central Conference); 

12. Committee on Conferences Report No. 105, Calendar No. 
0565 

(Subject: Eliminate Provision for Executive Session); 

13. Committee on Conferences Report No. 120, Calendar No. 
1063 

(Subject: Deletion of Par. 46); 

14. Committee on Discipleship Report No. 126, Calendar No. 
1121 

(Subject: Creedal Statement in Worship Resources); 

15. Committee on Administrative Order Report No. 140, 
Calendar No. 1131 

(Subject: Election of Staff by CSRW); 

16. Committee on Administrative Order Report No. 241, 
Calendar No. 1347 

(Subject: Election of Staff, CSRW); and 

Whereas, the officers of the Council of Bishops, the General 
Council on Finance and Administration, and the General 
Council on Ministries, meeting together on July 10, 1984, 
have examined the sixteen legislative committee reports and 
have made recommendations to those three Councils based on 
their content and the recommendations of the 1984 General 
Conference legislative committees which considered them; 

Therefore Be It Resolved that the General Council on 
Ministries on October 31, 1984, the Council of Bishops on 
November 14, 1984, and the General Council on Finance and 
Administration on November 29, 1984, approved the recom- 
mendations of the officers of the three Councils, as follows: 



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1. That, because the legislative committees' recommenda- 
tions were for "nonconcurrence," no action be taken on the 
following reports: 

Committee on Higher Education Report No. 1, Calendar 

No. 0001 

Committee on Higher Education Report No. 6, Calendar 

No. 0074 

Committee on Higher Education Report No. 12, Calendar 

No. 0080 

Committee on Global Ministries Report No. 72, Calendar 

No. 0473 

Committee on Discipleship Report No. 43, Calendar No. 

0489 

Committee on Conferences Report No. 90, Calendar No. 

0550 

Committee on Conferences Report No. 105, Calendar No. 

0565 

Committee on Discipleship Report No. 126, Calendar No. 

1121 

2. That no action be taken on Committee on Global Ministries 
Report No. 74, Calendar No. 0475, because the General 
Conference acted to limit the number of studies, and to 
establish a Commission on the Mission of The United 
Methodist Church. 

3. That no action be taken on Committee on Conferences 
Report No. 58, Calendar No. 0517, based on the fact that 
the 1980 General Conference and the Annual Conference 
adopted this Constitutional amendment, as evidenced by 
Par. 35 of the 1984 Book of Discipline. 



4. That no action be taken on Committee on Conferences 
Report No. 71, Calendar No. 0530, since the report 
duplicates existing legislation as found in the 1984 Book of 
Discipline, Pars. 12, 648, 650, and 652. 

5. That no action be taken on Committee on Administrative 
Order Reports Nos. 140 and 241, Calendar Nos. 1131 and 
1347, because they are in conflict with 1984 General 
Conference action on Committee on Administrative Order 
Report No. 138, Calendar No. 1129, as evidenced by Par. 
813 of the 1984 Book of Discipline. 

6. That no action be taken on those legislative committee 
reports which propose amendments to the Constitution, 
since only the General Conference itself has authority to 
vote on Constitutional amendments for submission to the 
Annual Conferences. The following legislative committee 
reports proposed Constitutional Amendments: 
Committee on Conferences Report No. 89, Calendar No. 
0549 

Committee on Conferences Report No. 99, Calendar No. 

0559 

Committee on Conferences Report No. 120, Calendar No. 

1063 

Be It Further Resolved That positive action on this 
resolution by the Council of Bishops, the General Council on 
Finance and Administration, and the General Council on 
Ministries, completes all required action on legislative 
committee reports which were referred to these three Councils 
by the 1984 General Conference because it did not act on 
them, and that this action by the three Councils be reported to 
the 1988 General Conference. 



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Report and Recommended Legislation 



Committee on 
Plan of Organization 
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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PLAN OF ORGANIZATION 

AND RULES OF ORDER 



INTRODUCTION 

The Committee began working to fulfill its 
responsibilities before the 1984 General Conference 
adjoiirned and has continued throughout the 
quadrennium to restudy the Plan of Organization 
and Rules of Order, making changes and 
adaptations which hopefully will enable the General 
Conference to accomplish its task in the most 
efficient manner. 

Although each member of the Committee was a 
member of the 1984 G^eneral Conference and 
brought their own personal observations to the task, 
evaluations and information were sought from other 
sources: 

1) A one-sheet questionnaire was distributed to 
all delegates on one of the last days of the 
Conference in 1984. The response was nearly 
100%. The Chairperson of the Committee 
prepared a summary of the information for use 
by the Committee. 

2) A questionnaire was sent to those who served 
as officers of the Standing Administrative 
Committees and the Standing Legislative 
Committees with questions appropriate to their 
respective areas of concern. Some officers 
elaborated in ways which were greatly 
appreciated. 

3) The Council of Bishops, the Commission on the 
General Conference, and the General Council 
on Ministries forwarded concerns raised by 
their observations of the General Conference at 
work. 

4) A number of individual delegates wrote letters 
indicating their feelings and recommendations. 

5) The fact that C. Faith Richardson was new to 
the job as Secretary of the General Conference 
led her to ask questions which prompted a 
closer look at the Plan and Rules. 

This material became the agenda for the two 
meetings (a total of five days) held by the 
Committee. Innumerable phone calls and a great 
deal of correspondence have brought this report to 
final form. 

Since some decisions concerning the Plan of 
Organization cannot wait until the opening session 
of the succeeding General Conference, the 
Committee requested, and was granted, authority: 

1) To determine the number and responsibilities 
of the Standing Legislative Committees for the 
1988 General Conference. 



2) To determine the number and responsibilities 
of the Standing Administrative Committee for 
the 1988 General Conference. 

The Standing Administrative Committees remain 
unchanged, except that Tellers is no longer listed as 
a committee. The procedure has not been changed; it 
is now listed under responsibilities of the Secretarial 
Staff. (See IV.E.) 

The number of Standing Legislative Committees 
has been increased from ten to eleven. This has 
been prompted by the need to keep work loads for 
each committee at a reasonable level. This cannot 
be done altogether, for some areas such as Church 
and Society deal with highly controversial issues 
which are time consuming. Further, it is not 
possible 18 months prior to General Conference — the 
time when the committee structure must be 
finalized — to accurately anticipate the areas which 
will generate the most petitions. 

The new committee is Faith and Mission. It was 
thought that the Mission of the Church and the 
Theological Task should be discussed in the same 
arena. For the most part other changes have been 
primarily the adjustment of paragraphs from the 
Discipline to the most appropriate committee. The 
former Council on Ministries has been renamed 
General Administration with some change in 
responsibilities. Administrative Order and 
Independent Commissions is now Independent 
Commissions/Judicial Administration. 

The work of the Secretarial Staff begins before the 
opening session of the General Conference. We are 
recommending (IV.B) that "Other persons from the 
ministry or lay membership of The United 
Methodist Church shall be selected by the Secretary 
of the General Conference and, after approval by the 
Commission on the General Conference, shall form 
the Secretarial Support Staff." To wait until the 
opening session and have them elected by the 
Conference has been only a "rubber stamp" action. 

There are other changes in the Plan of 
Organization, but we believe they are primarily for 
clarification and do not substantially change the 
way things are done. 

One issue did surface which we call to your 
attention. What does it mean "to report to the 
General Conference"? Several of the Study 
Commissions desired to report directly to the 
plenary session before reference to the proper 
legislative committee. The Plan of Organization 
(VII. A. 8.), which evolved out of sessions of the 



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General Conference i notably 1972 and 1976) which 
dealt with a number of reports, clearly states that 
". . . the book of printed Quadrennial Reports, all 
reports, recommendations, and resolutions, from 
general agencies, standing or special 
commissions . . . shall be referred directly to 
appropriate legislative committees without 
presentation to the plenary session of the General 
Conference." In the future if the intent is for any 
report to be presented directly to the plenary session 
of the following General Conference, it should be 
clearly stated in the resolutions authorizing the 
report. This will preclude confusion and 
misunderstanding. 

The Rules of Order are basically unchanged. The 
most spirited discussion in the Committee was over 
the use of "concui'rence" and "nonconcurrence" as 
ways to report the actions of the committees and the 
plenary session. It was decided to continue using the 
terms. When a petition was followed through the 
process from beginning to end. other terms did not 
seem to work as well. 

Although it is our hope that this Plan of 
Organization and Rules of Order will enable the 
democratic process to operate at maximum 
efficiency, we know that a spirit of cooperation 
among the delegates is needed for any plan or rule 
to work satisfactorily. 

In keeping with the "Discipline" § 606, "The Plan 
of Organization and Rules of Order of the General 
Conference shall be the Plan of Organization and 
Rules of Order as published in the Journal of the 
preceding General Conference until they have been 
altered or modified by action of the General 
Conference." 

The changes we are proposing are indicated in the 
following manner: words to be deleted are in italics 
and new words are in bold type. 

It is to be kept in mind that all changes proposed 
in this report must be approved by a two-thirds vote 
of the General Conference. (See Rule 38.) 

Frank H. Nestler, Chairperson 

Susan T. Henry-Crowe, Vice-Chairperson 

Barbara M. Shaffer, Secretary 

Beverly Abbott 

Bruce P. Blake 

Jerry G. Bray, Jr. 

Pedro L. Ela 

James M. Lawson 

Eldon B. Mahon 

C. Faith Richardson 

Charles A. Sayre 



PLAN OF ORGANIZATION 

I. OPENING SESSION AND ORGANIZATION 

The General Conference shall assemble on the day 
fixed at the place designated in accordance with the 
action taken by the preceding General Conference or 
the Commission on the General Conference. The Holy 
Communion and Memorial Service shall be celebrat- 
ed by the Conference, the Council of Bishops being in 
charge. During the Memorial Service, there shall be 
called the names of the bishops who have died 
since the adjournment of the preceding General 
Conference, and likewise the names of the dele- 
gates-elect who have died. The opening business 
session of the Conference shall be on the day and at the 
hoiu- fixed by the Commission on the General Confer- 
ence and shall be called to order by the bishop 
designated, as provided in the Discipline, 1J 15.11. 

The following order of business shall be observed: 

A. ROLL CALL. The foU sfeaH be called by tbe 
Secretary ef tiie General Conference m tfee following 
manner: 

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have died since tfee adjournment ef the preceding 
General Conforonco etftd likewi s e, the names ef dele 
gate s ■ elect whe have died. 
<^(1) The record of attendance shall be made in 

writing to the Secretary of the General 

Conference by: 

(a) The Secretary of the Council of Bishops for 
the bishops, 

(b) The Secretary of the Judicial Council for 
that body, 

(c) The General Secretary of the General 
Council on Ministries for all general and 
executive secretaries, and 

(d) The chairperson of each delegation for its 
membership. 

The chairperson shall be provided with a blank form on 
which to report m WTiting daily the attendance of its 
members, noting absentees and substitutions, which 
reports shall be tabulated by the Secretary' and 
published in tfee Daily Christian Advocate. Any reserve 
seated in the place of a regular delegate shall have been 
duly elected as a reserve delegate by the Annual 
Conference and shall meet the requirements set forth in 
the Discipline '^ 37-39. Delegates, including reserves 
when the latter are substituted for a delegate or 
delegates, shall be seated in the order of their election, 
except when a reserve is seated temporarily, in which 
case the reserve shall occupy the seat of the delegate for 
whom the substitution is made. All delegates arriving 
after the opening roll call shall be reported by the 
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Credentials.ift order te be 
Section VII.A.5. and Rule 5.) 

(^(2) A majority of the whole number of delegates to 
the Greneral Conference shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business (Disci- 
pline, H 607). 

B. ELECTION OF SECRETARY-DESIGNATE (Dis- 
cipline, H 604). The Council of Bishops shall present a 
nomination from the clergy or lay membership of The 
United Methodist Church for secretary-designate. 
Other nominations shall be permitted from the floor. A 
time of election shall be scheduled during the session by 
the Agenda Committee. The election, if there be two or 
more nominees, shall be by ballot. 

The secretary-designate shall assume the responsi- 
bilities of the office of secretary as soon after the 
adjournment of the General Conference as all work in 
connection with the session, including the preparation, 
printing and mailing of the Journal, has been completed 
(Discipline, H 605). The exact date of the transfer of 
responsibility to a the secretary-designate shall be 
determined by the Commission on the General Confer- 
ence but shall not be later than 12 months after the 
adjournment of the General Conference. 

C. COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS. 
The Council of Bishops shall appoint members for the 
standing administrative committees, and present such 
other nominations as are hereinafter committed to it, 
for election by the General Conference. If any members 
appointed and/or nominated do not serve, the Council of 
Bishops, through its Nominating Committee, shall 
name replacements. (See Section VILA.) 

D. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

E. ADJOURNMENT. 

II. EPISCOPAL AND LAITY ADDRESSES 

The Quadrennial Address of the Council of Bishops 
shall be delivered early in the Conference, at such hour 
as determined by the Commision on the General 
Conference, ift conoultation with the Council ef Bighops. 

The Quadrennial Address of the Laity shall be 
delivered early in the Conference, at such hour as 
determined by the Commission on the General Confer- 
ence. The National Association of Lay Leaders shall be 
responsible for the preparation and presentation of the 
Quadrennial Lay Address, taking care to consult 
with lay leadership of the Central Conferences. 
The National Association of Conference Lay Leaders 
shall enlist participation of men, women, youth, young 
adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with 
handicapping conditions in the preparation and pre- 
sentation of the address. 



III. PRESIDING OFFICERS 

The presiding officers for the several sessions of the 
Conference, the opening session excepted (see Section I. 
above), shall be chosen from among the effective 
bishops. ift the fellewiag fiftaft»erT (See Section 
VII.A.7.) 

Council ef BiBhopB ohall appoint from the elected 

Pre s iding Officcro compooed ef ene clergy a»d e^e 
laypcrGon from each Jurisdiction, etnd ene clergy and 
ene layperson from among the delegates representing 

feuF members at large. 

e continuing peel of Sve names ef bishopB from which 
group the presiding officer ohall be oolected by the 
committee. Each bishop shall be given reasonable 

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whenever it Bccms advisable. 

IV. SECRETARIAL STAFF 

(4-) A. The Secretary of the General Conference 
elected as hereinbefore provided (Section I.E.) shall be 
responsible for all functions of the office in preparation 
for the session of the General Conference following that 
election. The Secretary shall serve until all work in 
connection with the session for which such preparation 
was made has been completed; shall keep the record of 
proceedings of all sessions of the General Conference; 
shall compile and edit a Handbook for the General 
Conference; and shall edit the official Journal of the 
General Conference. 

fS) B. Other persons from the ministry or lay 
membership of The United Methodist Church shall 
be selected by the Secretary of the General 
Conference and, after approval by the Commis- 
sion on the General Conference, shall form the 
Secretarial Support Staff. The Conference shall elect, 
upon the nomination ef the Secretary, such aooiotant 
'■'iCcrctfirics frQm the ministry or Iav TTxcmbcrship ofTh^ 
United Methodist Church as it may deem wise. 

43) C. The Conference shall elect, upon nomination by 
the Secretary, a Coordinator of Calendar, who shall 
assist the Committee on Calendar in presenting reports 
in such OR order se as to expedite the business of the 
Conference, as well as in other responsibilities of the 
committee. (See VII.A.2). 

D. After ascertaining that petitions, resolutions, 
and similar communications in hand and dealing 
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the requirements therein specified, (Discipline H 
608), the Secretary shall prepare the same for 
reference to the appropriate standing administra- 
tive or legislative committee, subject to review by 
the Committee on Reference. (See Section VII.A.8.) 

E. The Secretary shall appoint the Committee of 
Tellers which shall be composed of sixty persons to 
act as tellers for the purpose of reporting on count 
votes and ballots ordered by the General Confer- 
ence. The tellers shall be divided into two groups of 
thirty persons each. If a person who has been 
appointed as a teller is elected as an officer of a 
standing committee, he or she shsdl cease serving 
as a teller and a replacement teller shall be 
appointed by the Secretary. The names of the 
tellers shall be printed in the Daily Christian 
Advocate. 

(4) F. The work of the Secretary shall be supervised by 
the Executive Committee of the Commission on the 
General Conference. A budget for the work of the 
Secretary shall be presented by the Commission on the 
General Conference to the General Council on Finance 
and Administration. Such budget shall be paid out of 
the General Administration Fund. 

(&) G. If in the interim of the quadrennial sessions of 
the General Conference the office of Secretary shall for 
any reason be vacated, the Council of Bishops shall elect 
a successor to serve until the next session. 

V. COMMISSION ON THE GENERAL 
CONFERENCE 

A. There shall be a Commission on the General 
Conference composed of one clergy and one laj^ierson 
from each Jurisdiction and four members at large at 
least one of whom shall be from an Annual 
Conference outside the United States who shall be 
nominated by the Council of Bishops at its Fall meeting 
next preceding the General Conference and elected by 
the General Conference for a term of eight years, half of 
whom shall be elected by the General Conference each 
quadrennium. The Secretary of the General Confer- 
ence, the Treasurer of the General Council on Finance 
and Administration, and the Business Manager of the 
General Conference shall also be members ex-officio but 
without vote. If vacancies occur, the Council of Bishops 
shall elect successors to serve until the next session of 
the General Conference and then nominate for election 
by the General Conference persons to serve any 
remainder of the term. The Commission may ohall elect 
two additional members-at-large for each quadren- 
nium. 

The Council of Bishops shall designate one of its 
members to convene and organize the Commission 
before the adjournment of the General Conference. 

B. This Commission shall determine the place and time 



(within such limits as may be set up by the General 
Conference), of the next General Conference and shall 
send an official notice to all elected delegates announc- 
ing specifically the opening day and hour of the General 
Conference and anticipated time of adjournment. It 
shall futher advise the General Conference delegates in 
advance of all such special events and orders of the day, 
the dates and times of which have been determined 
prior to the opening of the General Conference, in order 
that the delegates may have an overview of the General 
Conference program. The Commission shall make all 
necessary arrangements in connection therewith, in- 
cluding arrangements for the publication of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and quadrennial reports of the 
general boards aad other general agencies of the 
church, the same to be published by The United 
Methodist Publishing House. The Daily Christian 
Advocate shall print the list of nominees for election 
to the Judicial Council, with biographical sketches 
not to exceed 100 words in length for each 
nominee. 

C. The Commission shall plan the schedule for the 
opening day of the Conference. 

fer biohopo, biohops' spouooo, widows aad widowcro, 
dclcgatcG elect, and general officcro e( the ehufeh whe 
have ehed since the adjoiirnmcnt ef the last preceding 
General ConfcrcnGC. 

D. The Commission shall recommend to the General 
Conference the per diem allowance to be paid to the 
elected delegates. (See Section IX.) 

E. The Commission shall issue invitations to ecumeni- 
cal representatives after consultation with the Council 
of Bishops, and shall arrange for their presentation to 
the General Conference and for their local entertain- 
ment during the specific period of time required for 
their presence. The term "ecumenical representatives" 
shall be interpreted to include only persons who have 
been duly elected by the Christian communions of 
which they are respectively members to represent the 
same before the General Conference; who present the 
appropriate credentials of such elections; and who have 
been invited through the Commission on the General 
Conference, after consultation with the Council of 
Bishops. All communications, credentials, and infor- 
mation in the hands of the Secretary of the General 
Conference or the Council of Bishops relating to 
ecumenical representatives shall be referred to the 
Commission. 

F. The Commission is authorized, if it deems it 
advisable, to select the site of the General Conference 
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VI. PLAN OF ORGANIZATION AND RULES OF 
ORDER 

A. There shall be a Committee on Plan of Organization 
and Rules of Order of ten cloven members, including 
membership from each of the Jurisdictions and 
from Annual Conferences outside the United 
States, nominated from the elected delegates to the 
General Conference by the Council of Bishops at its Fall 
meeting next preceding the General Conference and 
elected by the General Conference for a term of four 
years. The Secretary and Business Manager of the 
Conference shall be ex-ofTicio without vote and one ef 
the eleven . The Council of Bishops shall designate 
one of its members to convene and organize this 
committee after it is elected. 

B. To this committee shall be referred any proposed 
amendments to the Plan of Organization and Rules of 
Order (See Rule 38). To it may be referred any other 
matters relating to parliamentary order or procedure in 
the business of the General Conference. 

C. This committee shall serve as an Interim Committee 
between sessions of the General Conference, and The 
committee shall restudy the Plan of Organization and 
Rules of Order and, after making such needed changes 
and adaptations therein as in its judgment are 
necessary, and after printing in the Advance DCA, 
shall present them to the General Conference for 
consideration and final action, same to be published in 
the Journal of the General Conference. 

D. The Plan of Organization and Rules of Order of the 
General Conference shall be the Plan of Organization 
and Rules of Order as published in the Journal of the 
preceding General Conference until they have been 
altered or modified by action of the General Conference 
(see Discipline, ^ 606). 

Vn. COMMITTEES 

The General Conference shall have the standing 
committees hereinafter indicated, with such functions, 
responsibilities, and limitations respectively as are 
hereinafter prescribed, and such special committees as 
it may order. 

A. STANDING ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES 

The members of the following committees shall be 
appointed by the Council of Bishops at its Fall meeting 
next preceding the General Conference. All except 
committee (3) shall be from the elected delegates to the 
General Conference. (See Section LC.) 

(1) AGENDA 

(a) There shall be a Committee on Agenda ft shall be 



compo s ed of eight members, at least four of whom shall 
be laypersons, to be constituted as follows: one from 
each Jurisdiction, one from Annual Conferences outside 
the United States, the chairperson of the Committee on 
Calendar when elected, and the chairperson or substi- 
tute for the Program Chairperson of the Program 
Committee of the Commission on the General Confer- 
ence. The Committee shall be convened by the 
Secretary of the General Conference at least the day 
before the opening of the General Conference. 

(b) The Committee shall consult with the Council of 
Bishops, the Commission on the General Conference, 
and Secretary of the General Conference concerning 
pending business. 

(c) Following the presentation and adoption of the 
report of the Commission on the General Conference at 
the opening session of the General Conference, the 
Committee on Agenda shall immediately become 
responsible for helping guide the order of business of the 
Conference. 

(d) To this committee shall be referred all requests for 
special orders of the day, except those requested in the 
report of the Commission on the General Conference on 
the first day of the Conference. 

(e) Proposals, questions, communications, resolu- 
tions, and other matters not included in the regular 
business of the General Conference shall be referred to 
the Committee on Agenda without motion or debate. 
This committee shall determine whether or not the 
matter presented shall be considered by the General 
Conference. Appeal from the decision of this committee 
may be presented to the Conference upon the written 
signature of twenty members of the Conference, and the 
item shall be presented to the Conference if the appeal is 
supported by a one-third vote. 

if) The Committee on Agenda shall report to each 
session of the General Conference its recommendations 
concerning business agenda and time allocations for the 
various reports and business items, except that at all 
times the Committee on Calendar shall determine the 
order in which legislative committee reports shall be 
presented. Priority shall be given to calendar items as 
soon as they are available. At the last plenary session of 
each day, a tentative agenda for the next day shall be 
announced. 

(g) The chairperson of the Committee on Agenda, in 
consultation with the chairperson of the Committee on 
Calendar, shall inform the presiding officer as soon as 
possible of the agenda items to be considered. 

(2) CALENDAR. The There shall be a Committee on 
Calendar compoocd of five members. None of them shall 
be chairperson of a Standing Legislative Committee or 
a member or staff person of any general board ef agency. 
The Secretary of the G^eneral Conference shall convene 
the committee. 

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ef the Coordinator of Calendar (See Section FV.C.), 
shall: 

(a) present calendar reports in such an order so as to 
expedite the business of the Conference. 

(b) inform advioc the Committee on Presiding 
Officers as far ahead as is feasible of the calendar to be 
considered, 

(c) inform the presiding bishop of the priority status of 
the calendar, 

(d) keep an overview of calendar progress, 

(e) give priority to calendar items involving majority 
Bs4 minority reports, and 

(f) consult daily frequently with the legislative 
committee chairpersons to expedite the business of the 
General Conference. 

(3) CORRELATION AND EDITORIAL REVISION. 
There shall be a committee ef five Icnown as the 
Committee on Correlation and Editorial Revision of 
four persons not members of the General Confer- 
ence and the Book-Editor, who shall be an 
ex-officio member. This committee shall be < 

(te take efieet » 198^ The Beek Editor shell be an 
ox officio member. They shall be entitled to reim- 
bursement of expenses for attendance at meetings 
of the committee travel expense a»d pe? diem 
allowance, the same as the delegates. Two alternates 
shall be appointed by the Council of Bishops. 
The function of this committee shall be: 

(a) To review all proposed legislation reported in the 
Daily Christian Advocate and that presented in special 
reports to the General Conference. The Committee shall 
report promptly to the standing committees concerned, 
or to the General Conference as the situation may 
warrant, asy aad all contradictions, duplications, and 
inconsistencies discovered therein. 

(b) Te report te the chairperoons ef the several 

i» the language ef the reports adopted by the General 
Conforoncc. 

(e) (b) To assure that, when a calendar item approved 
on the Consent Calendar or under an omnibus vote is 
found to be in conflict with parts of another calendar 
item discussed and voted upon at a plenary session, the 
item discussed and voted shall prevail. 

(d) (c) To edit the Discipline in accordance with 

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General Conference, and the Publisher ef The United 
Methodist Church. 

(4) COURTESIES AND PRIVILEGES. There shall be 
a Committee on Courtesies and Privileges of six 
members composed of one representative from each 
Jurisdiction and one representative from Annual 
Conferences outside the United States. Imown ets the 
Committee e» Courtesies and Privileges . 



The committee has having the following duties and 
responsibilities: 

(a) To consider, as presented to it by members of the 
Conference, what said members regard as questions or 
matters of privilege, to decide whether they are such or 
not, and if they are regarded as being such, to 
recommend to the Conference that they be heard. 

(b) To consider resolutions of commendation, cour- 
tesy, appreciation, etc., submitted in writing by 
delegates. The committee may initiate similar resolu- 
tions and edit and amend those submitted to it. 
Resolutions approved by the committee shall be printed 
in the Daily Christian Advocate and brought to the floor 
if the committee considers them of unusual importance 
or urgency. 

(c) To arrange for extending courtesies of the 
Conference to any to whom they may be due, ecumeni- 
cal representatives and official visitors excepted. 

(d) To limit its report, including the statement of the 
chairperson and the hearing of such persons as may be 
presented, to a maximum of ten minutes in any one 
business day session . No person or persons shall be 
presented whose request has been denied by the 
Commission on the General Conference, nor after 
the sixth day unless approved by a two-thirds vote of the 
Conference. (See Rule 25.3.) 

(e> Te prepare and publish m the "Daily Christian 
Advocate", along with the list ef the nominees for 
election te the Judicial Covmcil, biographical skotchos 
set te exceed iOO words m length for each nominee. 

(5) CREDENTL\LS. There shall be a Committee on 
Credentials of six members, composed of one represen- 
tative from each Jurisdiction and one representative 
from Annual Conferences outside the United States. 

To this Conunittee, the chairpersons of the respective 
annual conference delegations shall report on a form 
provided for that purpose any change in seating of 
delegates, indicating the length of time for which the 
change shall be effective. (See Section I.A.(l)(d).) The 
chairperson of this committee shall make a daily 
written report to the Secretary of the General 
Conference, Usting all changes of seating ap- 
proved by the Committee. Through the "Daily 
Christian Advocate," this Committ ee shall, i» turn, 
report te the Conference aH changes i» seating which 
have boon reported te it and approved by itr In the event 
of disapproval, or in connection with any other 
questions which may arise regarding the eligibility of 
seating any delegates, this Committee shall report to 
the General Conference with its recommendations. 
(See Rule 5.) 

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mittee for its consideration asd recommendation. 

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Journal of three members to approve daily the 
record of Proceedings of the General Conference 
prepared by the Secretary and assistant(s). six 

aad efie rcprcoontativo from Annual ConfcrcnGCB 
outoidc the United States. This committee shall daily 

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the Btenographic record, etod report its findings te the 
Conference through the "Daily Christian Advocate," 
unleoo a correction needs te fee made. 

(7) PRESIDING OFFICERS. There shall be a 
Committee on Presiding Officers of twelve members, 
composed of one clergy and one laj^person from each 
Jurisdiction and one clergy and one layperson from 
among the delegates representing the Annual Confer- 
ences outside the United States. 

The Committee shall select and notify the 
presiding officer(s) of each session at least 24 hours 
in advance, insofar as possible. The Committee 
shall be free to select a bishop for more than one 
session and to change the presiding officer during 
the session, whenever it seems advisable. (See 
Section III.) 

(8) REFERENCE. There shall be a Committee on 
Reference of sixteen persons, composed of one clergy 
and one lay representative fi-om each Jurisdiction, one 
clergy and one layperson from Annual Conferences 
outside the United States, and four members-at-large. 
The membership of this committee shall include at least 
one member from each legislative committee. This 
committee shall be convened by the Secretary of the 
General Conference in consultation with the Petitions 
Secretary prior to and at the seat of the General 
Conference. 

(a) After reviewing the proposed assignments by 
the Secretary to standing committees of ascertain 
iag that the petitions, resolutions, and similar commu- 
nications dealing with the regular business of the 
Conference meet the requirements therein opecifiod, 
this committee shall refer the same to the appropriate 
standing administrative or legislative committees. 
(See Section IV.D.) One member of each legislative 
committee serving on this committee shall be designat- 
ed to coordinate petitions assigned to his/her their 
respective legislative committee. This committee shall 
also be responsible for reviewing the such assignment 
by the Secretary of eH petitions which may be in the 
hands ef the Secretary prior te the opening scoaion, 
including the book of printed Quadrennial Reports, all 
reports, recommendations, and resolutions from gener- 
al agencies boards, general councils , standing or 
special commissions and committees, and all other 
communications which shall come into the Secretary's 
hands after the convening of the General Conference, 
all of which shall be referred directly to appropriate 



legislative committees without presentation to a plena- 
ry session of the General Conference. The Episcopal an4 
Laity Addresses, following their presentation te the 
General Conference, s hall fee referred te appropriate 
committees. {% %QS ef the "Diaciplino" sets forth the 
requirements and time limitations fer the transmittal 
ef petition s which stay fee received fey the Petitions 

(b) The Committee on Reference may withdraw a 
paper that has been after having assigned it to a 
committee, either upon a request or upon its own 
motion. It may also withhold from reference or 
publication any document it shall deem improper. 

action in order that an appeal may fee made te the 
Conference if desired. The Committee shall publish bs 

origin, anA destination. 

(c) Where the Committee finds two or more substan- 
tially identical petitions, it may group them under one 
title and number, indicating the total number of 
petitions. In the case of a single petition signed by a 
number of people, the Committee need print only the 
name of the first signer with an indication of the total 
number of signers. 

(d) No petitions shall be assigned by the Committee 
on Reference to any General Conference Committee 
unless it comes fi-om some organization, minister, or 
member of The United Methodist Church and also 
contains information essential to the verification of the 
alleged facts concerning its origin. 

Twe copies ef the petition must be sent te the 
Petitions Secretary. E a ch petition must address enly 
ene paragraph ef the --Diseipline-- of ene iss«e 
(1111 60 8 .1 .2). Net more than ene petition should be 
presented e» a single sheet ef paper ) 

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ballots ordered fey the General Conferncc. The tellers 

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Conference shall aHHeiftt tellers end reserve tellers 
whose names shall be printed in the Daily Christian 
Advocate. 



B. COMMISSION ON CENTRAL CONFERENCE 
AFFAIRS. 

(For membership, see Discipline, II 2301.). 

To this Commission shall be referred all petitions, 
resolutions, etc., relating to the Central Conferences, 
Autonomous Methodist Churches, Affiliated Methodist 
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relationships [Discipline, m 26-34, 527, 636-653, 2301). 

The Commission on Central Conference Affairs shall 
submit its report and any legislative proposals related 
to the paragraphs assigned to it directly to the General 
Conference. 

If the Commission on Central Conference Affairs has 
a concern for any pairagraphs assigned to one of the 
legislative committees, the commission shall offer its 
recommendation to the appropriate legislative com- 
mittee for consideration and recommendation to the 
General Conference. 



C. STANDING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES. 

The General Conference shall have the following 
standing legislative committees, which shall consider 
all proposals looking toward new legislation or changes 
in the present legislation of the church, including all 
reports and recommendations from general agencies 
boards, councils , and standing or special commissions or 
committees, and report recommendations relating 
thereto to the Conference. The term 'legislative' as 
descriptive of the functions of these committees is not to 
be interpreted with absolute strictness, inasmuch as 
they may consider matters calculated to eventuate in 
the form of advices, resolutions, appeals, etc., as well as 
in legislation. 

Any legislative committee considering legislation 
affecting the concerns of the Commission on Central 
Conference Affairs shall consult with the Commission 
before submitting their proposed legislation to the 
General Conference. 

(1) CHURCH AND SOCIETY. To this committee 
shall be referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating 
to the statement of Social Principles, social issues, the 
work and concerns of the Boards of Church and Society, 
and the report of the Economic Boycott Study Task 
Force. 
Discipline 
n 70-76 
728 
748 

1101-1116 

Report 



Social Principles 

Annual Conference Board 

District Coordinator 

General Board of Church and Society 

Economic Boycott Study 



(2) CONFERENCES. To this committee shall be 
referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the 
composition and activities of the General, Jurisdiction- 
al, Annual, Provisional, Missionary, and District Con- 
ferences, and Missions, including the Jurisdictional, 
Annual and District Conference Councils on Ministries. 
Discipline 
nil 7-11 Constitution: Conferences 

12-15 Constitution: General Conference 
21-25 Constitution: Jurisdictional Confer- 
ences 



35-45 Constitution: Annual Conferences 

505-507 Election, Assignment of Bishops 

601-610 General Conference 

611-626 Jurisdictional Conference 

627, 629 Jurisdictional Agencies 

628 Jurisdictional Council on Ministries 

654-657 Provisional Annual Conferences 

658-661 Missionary Conference 

662-663 Missions 

701-706 Annual Conference 

726 AC: Council on Ministries 

744-745 District Conference 

747 District Council on Ministries 

(3) DISCIPLESHIP. To this committee shall be 
referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the 
work and concerns of the Boards of Discipleship, and 
reports of the Commission on the Revision of the 
Hymnal, and the Study Committee on NYMO-BOD. 
Discipline 

n 275-277 LC: Lay Speaking 

632 JYMO Convocation 

635 JC: Committee on UMM 

729 AC: Board of Discipleship 

742 AC: CYM 

746 District Lay Leader 

750 District Committee on Lay Speaking 

753 District CYM 

1201-1206 General Board of Discipleship 

1207-1211 GBOD: Education 

1212-1216 GBOD: Evangelism, Worship and Stew- 
ardship 

1217-1222 GBOD: Lay Life and Work 

1223-1228 GBOD: Curriculum Resources Com- 
mittee 

1301-1304 NYMO 

Report Revision of the Hymnal 

Report NYMO-BOD Study 

(4) FAITH AND MISSION To this committee shall be 
referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the 
Doctrine and Doctrinal Statements and the General 
Rules. This will include the reports of the Commission 
on The Mission of The United Methodist Church and 
the Committee on Our Theological Task. 
Discipline 

nH 67-69 Doctrine 

Report Mission of the UMC 

Report Our Theological Task 

(5) FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION. To this com- 
mittee shall be referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., 
relating to the work and concerns of the Councils on 
Finance and Administration, the Boards of Pensions, 
and the Board of Publication. 

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be submitted to this committee for study and review. 
Thereafter, when the General Council on Finance and 
Administration presents its report to the General 
Conference for action, the committee shall present its 
recommendations and may propose amendments. 
Discipline 

n 6 Constitution: Title to Properties 

20 Constitution: Restrictive Rule 

707-725 AC: Council on Finance and Admin- 

istration 

735 Episcopal Residence 

736 AC: Board of Pensions 

743 AC: Joint Committee on Disability 

901-909 General Council on Finance and 

Administration 
910-913 GCFA: General Funds 

917-922 GCFA: General Funds 

923-932 GCFA: Episcopal Fund 

1601-1605 General Board of Pensions 

1606-1609 Annual Conference Pension Admin- 
istration 

1701-1744 General Board of Publications 

2501-2523 Church Property 

2550 Trustees of Church Institutions 



(6) GENERAL ADMINISTRATION. To this commit- 
tee shall be referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., 
relating to the work and concerns of the General 
Council on Ministries, including the Advance and 
Special Sundays, and reports from the Task Force on 
Older Adult Ministries, the Missional Priority Coor- 
dinating Committee, the GCOM Advisory Committee 
on Stewardship, and the Goal to Increase Membership. 
The report of the General Council on Ministries shall 
be submitted to this committee for study and review. 
Thereafter, when the General Council on Ministries 
presents its report to the General Conference for action, 
the committee shall present its recommendations and 
may propose amendments. 
Discipline 
%% 1-4 Constitution: General 

16-17,19 Constitution: Restrictive Rules 
62-64 Constitution: Amendments 

271-274 Local Church Special Sundays 

727 AC: Advance Program 

747 DC: Council on Ministries 

801-823 Administrative Order: General Pro- 





visions 


914-915 


The Advance 


916 


Special Day Offerings 


1001-1007 


General Council on Ministries 


Report 


Older Adult Ministries 


Report 


Missional Priority Coordinating 




Committee 


Report 


Stewardship 


Report 


Groal to Increase Membership 



(7) GLOBAL MINISTRIES. To this committee shall 
be referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the 
work and concerns of the Boards of Global Ministries, 
and the report on Korean-American Ministries. 
Discipline 

%% 631 JC: Association of Deaconesses/Home 

Missionaries 
634 JC: United Methodist Women 

730 AC: Board of Global Ministries 

741 AC: United Methodist Women 

752 DC: United Methodist Women 

1401-1412 General Board of Global Ministries 
1413-1417 GBGM: National Division 
1418-1421 GBGM: Deaconess and Home Mis- 
sionary 
1422-1430 GBGM: Women's Division 
1431-1439 GBGM: World Division 
1440-1449 GBGM: Health and Welfare Minis- 
tries 
1450-1454 GBGM: Mission Education and Cul- 
tivation 
1455-1459 GBGM: Mission Personnel Resources 
1460-1469 GBGM: UM Committee On Relief 
Report Korean-American Ministries 

(8) HIGHER EDUCATION AND CHAPLAINCY. To 
this committee shall be referred all petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the work and concerns of Higher 
Education, Schools of Theology, and the Division of 
Chaplaincy and Related Ministries. 

Discipline 

n 731 AC: Board of Higher Education and 

Ministry 

1501-1509 General Board of Higher Education 
and Ministry 

1510-1512 GBHEM: Division of Chaplains and 
Related Ministries 

1513-1523 GBHEM: Division of Higher Educa- 
tion 

1530-1532 GBHEM: Schools of Theology 

(9) INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS/JUDICIAL 
ADMINISTRATION. To this committee shall be re- 
ferred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to 
commissions, ecumenical concerns, and judicial admin- 
istration. This shall include Archives and History, 
Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, Commu- 
nications, Religion and Race, Status and Role of 
Women, membership or relationship to the World 
Methodist Council, Councils and Consultations of 
Churches, the American Bible Society, and reports of 
GCORR Global Racism and the Commission on Pan- 
Methodist Cooperation. 

Discipline 

H^ 5 Constitution: Ecumenical Relations 

58-61 Constitution: Judiciary 

630 JC: Commission on Archives and 

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737 AC: Commission on Archives and 

History 

738 AC: Commission on Christian Unity 

and Interreligious Concerns 

739 AC: Commission on Religion and 

Race 

740 AC: Commission on Status and Role 

of Women 

1801-1812 General Commission on Archives and 
History 

1901-1909 General Commission on Communica- 
tions 

2001-2007 General Commission on Christian 
Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

2101-2108 General Commission on Religion and 
Race 

2201-2209 General Commission on the Status 
and Role of Women 

2401-2405 Interdenominational Agencies 

2601-2619 Judicial Council 

2620-2626 Investigations. Trials and Appeals 

Report GCORR Global Racism 

Report Commission on Pan-Methodist Coop- 

eration 

(101 LOCAL CHURCH. To this committee shall be 
referred all petitions, resolutions, etc., relating to the 
organization of the local church and its membership, 
programs, boards, councils, commissions, committees, 
etc.. or relating to local church property. Other 
legislative committees considering legislation affecting 
the organization of the local church shall refer such 
items to this committee with recommendations. 
Discipline 
HI 46-47 Constitution: Charge Conference 

101-107, 

111-112 

201-207 

208-243 

244-267 



Mission and Ministry of the Church 
Local Church 



LC 

LC 



268-270 
2524-2549 



Church Membership 
Organization and Administra- 
tion 
LC: General 
LC Property 



(11) ORDAINED AND DIAGONAL MINISTRY. To 
this committee shall be referred all petitions, resolu- 
tions, etc., relating to the work and concerns of the 
ordained ministry, diaconal ministry', superintendency, 
and the report of The Commission for the Study of 
Ministry. 
Discipline 
HI 18 
48-57 

108-110 

301-318 

401-459 

501-504 



Constitution: Restrictive Rule 
Constitution: Episcopal Supervision 
Representative Ministry 
Diaconal Ministry 
Ordained Ministry 
Superintendency 



508-516 Superintendency: Bishops 

517-524 Superintendency: District Superin- 

tendents 

525-526,528 Expressions of Superintendency 

529-533 Appointment-Making 

633 JC: Committee on the Ordained Min- 

istry 

732 AC: Board of Ordained Ministry 

733 AC: Board of Diaconal Ministry 

734 AC: Committee on Episcopacy 

749 DC : Committee on Ordained Ministry 

751 DC: Committee on Episcopacy 

1524-1526 GBHEM; Division of Diaconal Min- 
istry 
1527-1529 GBHEM: Division of Ordained Min- 
istry 
Report Study of Ministry 

D. MEMBERSHIP OF STANDING LEGISLATIVE 
COMMITTEES. 

(1) Each delegate shall serv^e as a member of one of the 
standing legislative committees numbered 1 to 11 iO. 
Within the annual conference delegation each member 
shall choose from the legislative committees 1 to 11 iO 
the committee on which to serve, the choice being made 
in order of election. Beginning with 1988, the clergy 
first elected, shall be entitled to the first choice, the lay 
delegate first elected, the second choice, and thus the 
right of choice shall continue to alternate between 
clerg>' and lay delegates in the order of their election. 
For subsequent General Conferences, first choice shall 
alternate between the lay and clergy delegates, 
pro\'ided that two members of a delegation may not 
serve on any one of the above-designated standing 
legislative committees 1 to 11 iO unless the said 
delegation is represented on each of them. All delega- 
tions composed of twelve tes or more members shall 
assign all members in excess of eleven tee according to 
this same principle of distribution. (For example, a 
conference with sixteen delegates shall have two 
members on each of any five six of these eleven tea 
committees and one on each of the remaining six le«F. 
Similarly, a conference with 35 3S delegates shall have 
four members on each of two committees and three on 
each of the remaining nine eight . Each delegate may, in 
the order herein indicated, select any one of these 
eleven committees, pro\dded that the foregoing division 
of the delegates among the committees is maintained.) 
Whenever a delegation has more than one member on a 
legislative committee, its members shall be divided as 
equally as possible between lay and clergy. Thus, if 
there are three members on a committee, they shall be 
two clergy and one lay or vice versa. 

(2) If a matter is under consideration in any standing 
legislative committee which in the judgement of any 
annual conference delegation \atally affects the inter- 
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conference is not represented in the membership of said 
committee, then the said delegation may choose one of 
its members to represent its annual conference in the 
committee when the matter judged to be vital to the 
interests of this constituency is under consideration. 
Such a person shall be entitled to sit with the committee 
while this particular matter is being considered and 
shall be entitled to the floor, subject to such limitations 
as are imposed on the regular members of said 
committee, but shall not be entitled to vote. (See 
Section VII.E.(4).) 

(3) Each person seated in the General Conference 
with the right to speak but not vote may submit to the 
Secretary of the Greneral Conference a choice of a 
legislative committee and shall have the same right in 
that committee to speak but not to vote. 



E. MEETING OF COMMITTEES. 

(1) For Organization. All standing legislative and 
administrative committees shall meet for organization 
at such time as the Commission on the General 
Conference shall determine. A bishop appointed by the 
Council of Bishops and an assistant secretary appointed 
by the Secretary of the General Conference shall serve, 
respectively, as chairperson and secretary to effect an 
organization in each of the several standing commit- 
tees, except where other provision is specified. The first 
meeting of the legislative committees shall be held as 
soon as possible following the first plenary session of the 
General Conference. The orientation of the committee, 
followed by the election of officers, shall be the order of 
business of the first meeting of the committee. 

(a) The election of chairperson, vice-chairperson, 
and secretary of each standing committee, both 
administrative and legislative, shall be by 
ballot. 

(b) The Secretary of the General Conference shall 
be responsible for arranging for a training 
session coaching meeting for all chairpersons, 
vice-chairpersons, and secretaries of legisla- 
tive committees as soon as possible after their 
elections. The training coaching shall include 
instruction in their duties, all procedures in 
the handling of petitions, the times of the daily 
deadline for publishing reports, and other 
information to expedite the work of the 
committees. The Commission on the General 
Conference is requested to arrange for a time 
and place for such a training session mooting . 

(2) Regular Meetings. The standing legislative 
committees 1 to 11 iO inclusive shall meet for business 
as scheduled by the Agenda Committee unless other- 
wise ordered by the Conference, until their work is 
completed, and at such other times as the committees 
may themselves determine. 

(3) Quonmi for Committee Meetings. A majority of 



the members shall constitute a quorum for the 
transaction of business in all committees. 

(4) Each legislative committee shall establish an area 
in which only voting committee members will be seated. 
Staff, resource persons, and visitors may speak only 
when authorized, in each instance by specific committee 
action. (See Section VII.D.(2).) 

(5) Legislative committees are urged to give priority 
to significant and controversial legislation so that their 
reports on such matters may be printed as soon as 
possible in the Daily Christian Advocate and considered 
by the General Conference. 

(6) Minority reports should be encouraged so that 
differing views held by a significant portion of the 
committee may be carefully prepared and expressed 
and the issues clearly defined for decision by the 
General Conference. Adequate time should be given for 
the minority to prepare its report and every effort made 
to have the majority and minority reports printed 
together in the Daily Christian Advocate (see Rules 15, 
31, 32, and 34). 

F. FUNCTION AND AUTHORITY OF COMMITTEES. 

(1) The standing administrative committees, without 
specific instruction or direction from the Conference, 
shall assume responsibility for considering and report- 
ing to the Conference upon all matters which would 
logically fall within their respective purviews, if it 
seems wise to do so, as these are indicated hereinbefore. 

(2) The standing legislative committees may not 
originate business, but shall consider and report only 
upon that which is referred to them directly by the 
Conference or through by the Committee on Reference, 
or which has been referred to them directly by the 
Conference and processed by the Committee on 
Reference, the Agenda Committee, er the Committee 
eft Calendar. (See Rule 29.) 

VIII. PROPOSAL INVOLVING EXPENDITURE OF 
UNBUDGETED FUNDS 

When any proposal is submitted to the (jeneral 
Conference to establish an interim or continuing board, 
commission, or committee, before final action is taken 
by the General Conference establishing such board, 
commission, or committee, said proposal shall be 
referred to the General Council on Finance and 
Administration or its executive committee, with the 
request that it bring to the General Conference an 
estimated budget of the expense of operation of the 
proposed board, commission, or committee for the next 
quadrennium and a statement of how the adoption of 
such proposal will affect the budget or budgets for the 
existing boards, commissions, or committees as already 
presented by the General Council on Finance and 
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Conference which involves the expenditure of funds not 
included in an established budget, such proposal shall 
be referred for advice and recommendation to the 
General Council on Finance and Administration before 
final action is taken by the General Conference. 

IX. DELEGATES' EXPENSE ACCOUNTS 

(i) A. The report of the chairperson of the respective 
annual conference delegations shall be the basis for 
settlement with principal and reserve delegates for 
their per diem allowances. 

{2} The total traveling expense including per diem 
shall be payable to the principal delegate if present and 
seated. If during the session ef the Conference a reserve 
delegate is seated for a principal delegate for one or 
more full days, the principal delegate shall adjust the 
per diem with such reserve on the basis of the time 
served by each. 

(^ B. Air travel expense shall be on the basis of the 
most economical roundtrip tourist/coach air fare 
directly to and from the seat of General Conference. 
Special excursion and promotional fares shall be 
utilized whenever possible. Additional expenses may be 
allowed delegates from Annual Conferences outside the 
United States for arrival and departure not to exceed 
two days in either case. Unavoidable exceptions to this 
limitation of two days before and two days after General 
Conference, due to transportation schedules, must be 
approved by the General Council on Finance and 
Administration. The per diem expense allowance for all 
such days before and after General Conference shall be 
at the same rate as granted delegates during General 
Conference. 

When one or more delegates come in the same 
automobile, the owner will be allowed the established 
rate 30 cents per mile plus the cost of room and meals 
enroute up to the established General Conference per 
diem rate. Guest passengers who are the principal 
delegates to the General Conference shall submit only 
the cost of room and meals en route up to the established 
General Conference per diem rate. Maximum use of 
automobiles for travel may not exceed 1,000 miles 
roundtrip for reimbursement purposes. If automobile 
travel exceeds 1000 miles roundtrip, reimbursement 
will be based upon the most economical roundtrip 
tourist/coach air fare, or the mileage reimbursement, 
whichever is less. In all cases delegates shall report only 
the actual cost of travel. 



X. MATERIAL TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DISCI- 
PLINE 

(4) A. No non-legislative material shall be ordered 
printed in the Discipline without first referring it to the 
Committee on Correlation and Editorial Revision for 



consideration and report to the General Conference for 
further consideration and final action. 

(3) B. The Book Editor, the Secretary of the General 
Conference, the Publisher of The United Methodist 
Church, and the Committee on Correlation and 
Editorial Revision shall be charged with editing the 
Discipline. These editors, in the exercise of their 
judgment, shall have the authority to make changes in 
phraseology as may be necessary to harmonize legisla- 
tion without changing its substance. Any challenge of 
a decision made by the Committee on Correlation 
and Editorial Revision shall be in writing. If the 
matter should go to the Judicial Council, the 
appealing party shall give notice thereof to the 
Committee. Any established errata in the Discipline 
shall be forwarded by the United Methodist 
Publishing House to the Council of Bishops. 



XI. DISTRIBUTION TO DESKS OF MEMBERS 

After the first day, only the Daily Christian Advocate 
shall be placed on the desks of the members, with 
additional copies for the first ministerial and first lay 
reserve delegate from each delegation. 



XII. DISTRIBUTION OF UNOFFICIAL MATERIAL 

Daily, periodic, or regular newsletters, or any special 
interest material published at General Conference by 
United Methodist boards, agencies, and related United 
Methodist groups may be distributed under the follow- 
ing conditions: 

(1) A. Two copies of each publication shall be 
deposited in the office of the Commission on the General 
Conference in advance of the time of distribution. 

(2) B. Materials distributed should be used for 
information relative to matters that have been before or 
are coming before the General Conference and not for 
soliciting membership in an organization. 

(3) C. Distribution shall be at least 30 feet outside of 
any entrance door to the plenary or committee meeting 
rooms. 

(4) D. Distribution shall be done by representatives of 
the publishing groups. Distributors shall be in the 
smallest number capable of effecting adequate distri- 
bution to those entering. During distribution it is the 
responsibility of the distributors not to impede or 
interfere with the entrance or exit of persons or to 
hamper the general flow of pedestrian traffic. 

(5) E. Distributors are responsible for the disposal of 
unused or unclaimed materials. 

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XIII. REPORTS TO BE MAILED BEFORE GENERAL 
CONFERENCE 

The reports, recommendations, and resolutions, and 
petitions ef ali council s , board s and standing adminis - 
trative committees ef special commissions er commit 
tees requiring action by the General Conference, as 
well as petitions submitted in accordance with 
Discipline 11 608.6, shall first be assigned a Petition 
Number by the Secretary of the General Confer- 
ence or the one designated as Petitions Secretary 
and then shall be printed in an Advance Edition of the 
Daily Christian Advocate and mailed to all delegates 
and to the first ministerial and first lay reserve 
delegates at least sixty days prior to the opening of the 
General Conference. If necessary to meet this deadline, 
materials to delegates from outside the United States 
shall be sent by air mail. Such reports shall be printed 
in the same size and style as the Daily Christian 
Advocate and be punched for binding. 

In order to accomplish this, the finished copy of all 
such reports and recommendations shall be submitted 
to the editor of the Daily Christian Advocate at least 120 
days prior to the opening of the General Conference. 
Any such reports and recommendations not so submit- 
ted and not printed in an Advance Edition of the Daily 
Christian Advocate shall be received by the General 
Conference only upon three-fourths vote of the General 
Conference. The General Council on Finance and 
Administration shall be exempt from this requirement 
to the extent necessary to allow inclusion of general 
funds receipts information for the first three years of the 
quadrennium. The General Council on Finance and 
Administration will mail data including the third year 
of the quadrennium and other appropriate information 
to delegates prior to the convening of the General 
Conference. 

The reports, recommendations, resolutions, eftd 
petitions ef ali councils, boards, etRd special commi s- 

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fef their consideration. {See VILA. 8.) 



RULES OF ORDER 



(4) 7:30 p.m. — Evening programs as planned by the 
Commission on the General Conference, Confer- 
ence business or committee meetings 

(5) Recess may be called during any plenary session 
at a time deemed appropriate by the presiding 
bishop. 

Rule 2. Order of Business 

After the devotional service the daily sessions of the 
Conference shall be conducted as follows: (See Rule 
25.3.) 

(1) Reports of standing administrative and special 
committees 

(2) Agenda and calendar items 

(3) Consent calendar (See Rule 27.2.) 

(4) Miscellaneous business 

II. PRESIDING OFFICERS 

Rule 3. Authority of the Chairperson 

(1) The bishop presiding shall be the legal chairper- 
son of the General Conference. 

(2) The chairperson shall decide points of order 
raised by the members and shall rule on points of 
order not raised by the members, as the chair 
deems necessary to conform to these rules of 
order, subject in both cases to an appeal to the 
Conference by any member without debate, 
except that the chairperson and the appellant, in 
the order here named, shall each have three 
minutes for a statement in support of their 
respective positions. A tie vote in the case of 
appeal shall sustain the chair. (See Rule 25.2.) 
Any member who raises a point of order shall cite 
by number the rule adjudged to have been 
violated. 

(3 ) The presiding bishop shall have the right to recess 
a session of the General Conference at any time at 
the chair's discretion and to reconvene at such 
time as the chair shall announce. The presiding 
bishop shall also have the right to stipulate that 
the session shall reconvene with only delegates, 
authorized personnel, and authorized guests 
permitted to attend such a session following 
recess. 



I. DAILY SCHEDULE 

Rule 1. Hours of Meetings 

The following shall be the daily order for the General 
Conference, Sundays excepted: 

(1) 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Devotional service under 
direction of the Council of Bishops 

(2) 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Conference business or 
committee meetings 

(3) 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Conference business or 
committee meetings 



Rule 4. Calling the Conference to Order 

When the chairperson stands and calls the Confer- 
ence to order, no member shall speak, address the chair, 
or stand while the chairperson stands. 

III. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF MEMBERS 

Rule 5. Attendance and Seating Reserves 

No member, unless hindered by sickness or otherwise 
from being present, shall be absent from the sessions of 
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and all absentees shall be reported by the chairpersons 
of the several Annual Conference delegations to the 
Committee on Credentials on a form provided for this 
purpose. A reserve delegate may be seated upon 
authority of the chairperson of the delegation who 
shall report when the substitution has been reported 
in writing to the Committee on Credentials on a form 
provided for this purpose. If the Committee eft Crodcn 

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the committee disapproves the substitution, after 
consultation with the chairperson of the delegation, it 
may report to the General Conference with its recom- 
mendation. The chairperson of the Committee on 
Credentials shall make a daily written report to the 
Secretary of the General Conference, listing all 
changes of seating approved by the committee. 
(See Plan of Organization I.A.(l)(d) and VII.A.(5).) 

Rule 6. Directions for Securing the Floor 

A delegate desiring to speak to the Conference shall 
arise m place, holdisg up the placard provided for that 
purpose. A delegate shall not move to the micro- 
phone until recognized by the presiding bishop. 

Unless raising a point of order or parliamentary 
inquiry, the delegate shall not speak until given the 

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The presiding bishop is requested to consider the 
various sections of the auditorium in rotation. The 
delegate recognized shall proceed to the nearest 
microphone and shall first announce her or his name 
and the name of the Annual Conference represented; 
which in turn, the bishop shall then announce to the 
Conference. 

Rule 7. Interrupting the Speaker 

No member who has the floor may be interrupted 
except for a point of order, a misrepresentation, a 
parliamentary inquiry, a point of information, or to call 
attention that the time has arrived for a special order. 

Rule 8. Speaking More Than Once; Length of 
Speech 

No member shall speak a second time on the same 
question if any member who has not spoken desires the 
floor, no more than twice on the same subject under the 
same motion, and no longer than three minutes unless 
that time shall be extended by the conference. (See 
Rule 35.2.) This three-minute limit may be amended by 
a majority vote of the Conference at any time, and for 
any period of duration. 

Rule 9. Point of Order 

A delegate wishing to raise a point of order shall arise 
asd address the presiding officer and say, "I rise to a 
point of order." The presiding officer shall interrupt the 
proceeding; if a delegate is speaking, that one shall 



immediately yield the floor. The presiding officer shall 
then direct the delegate raising the point of order to 
state the point as briefly and concisely as possible, 
citing the authority of the point, but the delegate shall 
not presume to decide the question or argue the point. 
A point of order is decided by the presiding officer 
without debate unless in doubtful cases the chair 
submits the question to the body for advice or decision. 
When the presiding officer rules on a point, debate is 
closed, but the decison may be appealed. 

Rule 10. Voting Area of the Conference 

Only delegates within the area of the Conference 
when the vote is taken shall be entitled to vote. All 
delegates within the area at the time a question is put 
shall vote, except such as shall have been excused for 
special reasons by the Conference. 

Rule 11. Voting Procedure 

(1) Voting shall be by show of hands or by electronic 
means unless otherwise ordered by the Confer- 
ence, provided, however, that in elections, voting 
may be by written ballot. If the vote is in doubt 
after a show of hands, the chair may order a 
standing vote. 

(2) A standing count vote may be ordered on call of 
any member supported by one-third of the 
members present and voting. A vote by secret 
ballot may be ordered on call of any member, 
supported by one-third of the members present 
and voting. The count shall be made by the 
Committee of Tellers as appointed and assigned 
by the Secretary of the General Conference. (See 
Plan of Organization IV and Rule 25.1.) 

(3) No other business shall be in order when a vote is 
being taken or when the previous question has 
been called until the process is completed, except 
such as relates to the vote itself or such business 
as the chair may deem appropriate. 

Rule 12. Division of Question 

Before a vote is taken, any delegate shall have the 
right to call for a division of any question, if it is subject 
to such division as the delegate indicates. If no delegate 
objects, the division shall be made; but if there is 
objection, the chair shall put the question of division to 
vote, not waiting for a second. 

IV. BUSINESS PROCEDURE 

Rule 13. Motion for Adoption of Reports 

Whenever a report of a committee signed by the 
chairperson and secretary thereof shall be presented to 
the Conference for its action, it shall be deemed in 
proper order for consideration by the Conference 
without the formality of a motion to adopt £md a second 
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Rule 14. Required Forms for Reports, Resolu- 
tions, Motions, Amendments 

All resolutions and committee reports shall be 
prepared in triplicate; and motions, including amend- 
ments, shall be presented in writing. (See Rules 27.1, 
30.2, 32.) 

Rule 15. Alterations of Motions, Etc. 

When a motion is made and seconded or a resolution 
is introduced and seconded or a committee report is read 
or is published in the Daily Christian Advocate, it shall 
be deemed to be in the possession of the Conference and 
may not be altered except by action of the Conference 
(See Rule 31). 

Rule 16. Undebatable Motions 

The following motions shall be acted upon without 
debate: 

(1) To adjourn, when unqualified, except to adjourn 
the Conference finally 

(2) To suspend the rules 

(3) To lay on the table, except as provided in Rule 35 

(4) To take fi-om the table 

(5) To call for the previous question (See Rule 21.) 

(6) To reconsider a non-debatable motion (See Rule 
26.) 

(7) To limit or extend the limits of debate 

(8) To call for the orders of the day 

Rule 17. Rights of the Main Question 

The main question may be opened to debate under the 
following motions: to adopt, to commit or refer, to 
substitute, to postpone, and to reconsider. No new 
motion, resolution, or subject shall be entertained until 
the one under consideration shall have been disposed of, 
except as provided in Rule 11.3. The foregoing does not 
apply to secondary motions if otherwise allowable in the 
existing parliamentary situation. 

Rule 18. Precedence of Secondary Motions 

If any one or more of the following motions shall be 
made when one or more other motions are pending, the 
order of their precedence in relation to one another shall 
be the same as the order of their listing below: (See 
Rule 24.) 

(1) To fix the time to which the conference shall 
adjourn. (This motion is subject to amendment, or 
it may be laid on the table.) 

(2) To adjourn 

(3) To take a recess 

(4) To lay on the table 

(5) To order the previous question (See Rules 21, 23.) 

(6) To limit or extend the limits of debate 

(7) To postpone to a given time 

(8) To commit or refer 

(9) To amend or to amend by substitution (one 
amendment being allowed to an amendment) 



(10) To postpone indefinitely 

Rule 19. Motion to Adjourn in Order Except: 

The motion to adjourn, when unqualified, shall be 
taken without debate and shall always be in order, 
except: 

(1) When a delegate has the floor 

(2) When a question is actually put or a vote is being 
taken and before it is finally decided 

(3) When the previous question has been ordered and 
action thereunder is pending 

(4) When a motion to adjourn has been lost and no 
business or debate has intervened 

(5) When the motion to fix the time to which the 
conference shall adjourn is pending 

The foregoing does not apply to a motion for final 
adjournment of the Conference. 

Rule 20. Tabling Related Motions 

No motion which adheres to another motion or has 
another motion adhering to it can be laid on the table by 
itself Such motions, if laid on the table, carry with them 
the motions to which they respectively adhere or which 
adhere to them. 

Rule 21. Previous Question 

Any member who moves the previous question (that 
is, that the vote be now taken on the motion or motions 
pending) shall also indicate to what it is intended to 
apply, if any secondary motion or motions are also 
pending. If said member does not so indicate, it shall be 
regarded as applying only to the immediately pending 
question. This motion shall be taken without debate 
and shall require a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting for its adoption; if it is adopted, the vote shall be 
taken on the motion or motions to which it applies 
without further debate except as provided in Rule 35. 
(See also Rules 16, 23, 24.) 

Rule 22. Referring Reports, Etc. 

It shall be in order for the Conference to refer to a 
committee a section or part of a report or resolution 
which is before the Conference for consideration or any 
amendment offered thereto. 

Rule 23. Procedure for Amending by 
Substitution 

When a resolution or committee report is properly 
before the Conference for consideration and action, even 
if amendments are pending, a substitute therefor may 
be offered by any member moving that the same be 
substituted for the report, resolution or amendment 
imder consideration. This substitute shall be an 
alternative to what is before the house. The Conference 
shall then proceed first to perfect the original report or 
resolution, including consideration and action upon any 
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perfecting process shall then be followed with respect to 
the substitute. The question shall then be put first on 
the motion to substitute, followed by the motion to adopt 
the report or resolution; provided, however, that the 
motion for the previous question shall not be in order on 
the adoption of the report or recommendation or on 
making the proposed substitution until opportunity has 
been given for at least two members to speak on each 
side of the question of substitution or adoption. (Also 
See Rule 34.2 for handling minority reports) 

Rule 24. Unlawful Motion After Speech 

It shall not be in order for a member immediately 
after discussing a pending question and before relin- 
quishing the floor to make a motion whose adoption 
would limit or stop debate. 

Rule 25. Exceptions to Majority Vote 

A majority of those voting, quorum being present, 
shall decide all questions, with the following excep- 
tions: 

(1) One-third of those present and voting shall suffice 
to sustain a call for a count vote in case the 
decision of the chair is doubted (See Rule 11.2). 

(2) A tie vote sustains the chair (Rule 3.2). 

(3) (3) A two-thirds vote shall be required to sustain a 
motion to suspend (Rule 37) or amend (Rule 38) 
the rules; to set aside a special order (Rule 27.1); 
to consider a special order before the time set 
therefor; to sustain the request of the Committee 
on Courtesies and Privileges for the presentation 
of any person after the sixth day of the General 
Conference. (Plan of Organization VII.A.(4).) 

(^ (4) A two-thirds vote shall be required to approve 
a proposal for a constitutional amendment (Dis- 
cipline, n 62-64). 

Rule 26. Reconsideration 

A motion to reconsider an action of the Conference 
shall be in order at any time if offered by a member who 
voted with the prevailing side. If the motion it is 
proposed to reconsider is non-debatable, the motion to 
reconsider may not be debated. (See Rule 16.1 

Rule 27. Regular Calendar and Consent Calen- 
dar 

(1) The Secretary shall keep the Calendar a 
chronological record ef which includes the 

orders of the day and the reports of committees 
(see Rule 30) which record shall fee called the 
Calendar ; the matters of business placed on it 
shall be considered as recommended by the 
Committee on Calendar, unless by two-thirds 
vote of the Conference an item is taken up out of 
its order. (See Rule 25.3 2&^) 

When a committee presents a report on a given 
subject, as a part of its report it must also list the 



numbers of all petitions relating to this subject on 
which the committee voted non-concurrence. (See 
Rvde 29.3, 30.) 
(2) When the action of a legislative committee has 
been unanimously adopted (all persons present 
and voting having voted for the action) on a 
calendar item and the item has been previously 
printed in the Daily Christian Advocate and in the 
hands of delegates for not less than 24 hours, the 
Calendar Committee shall cause the calendar 
numbers of such items to be printed in the Daily 
Christian Advocate under the heading 'Consent 
Calendar,' excepting those calendar items deal- 
ing with constitutional amendments or hav- 
ing financial implications. (See Plan of Organiza- 
tion VIII and Rule 25.4.) 

The Consent Calendar shall be called up daily 
pursuant to Rule 2. Adoption of the Consent 
Calendar by vote of the Conference shall be 
deemed adoption of all calendar items on the 
Consent Calendar, provided however, that Any 
delegate may have a Consent Calendar item 
removed by having such a request in the hands of 
the Secretary by 3:00 p.m. of the day the calendar 
item first appears in the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate. In such which case the item shall be 
removed and thereafter shall be called up in the 
regular order of business. 

V. COMMITTEES 

Rule 28. Rules of Order of Legislative Commit- 
tees 

The rules of order of the General Conference, except 
for Rule 35, shall be observed in meetings of standing 
legislative committees insofar as they apply. 

Rule 29. Duties and Prerogative of Legislative 
Committees 

(1) Following orientation and election of officers, as 
its first work, a committee shall evaluate its 
petitions, come to agreement regarding priority, 
and outline its work on the basis of those 
priorities. 

(2) When a petition or resolution or any similar item 
is referred to one of the several standing 
legislative committees, it shall be understood 
that the whole question with which the paper has 
to do is referred to that committee for such action 
as it may deem wise. In addition to concur- 
rence or non-concurrence, a committee may 
reconunend amended action or referral to 
the next General Conference or to a board, 
council, commission, or committee, either for 
action or for report to the next General 
Conference. 

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all matters referred to them by the Conference, 
directly or through the Committee on Reference. 
Committee reports on resolutions, petitions, etc., 
shall cite the same, identifying them by numbers 
they bear respectively in the published reports of 
the Committee on Reference or in some other 
suitable manner. (See Rule 27.1.) 
(4) When a committee ascertains that another 
committee is, or in its judgment should be, 
considering a subject which the former is consid- 
ering, it shall report the matter to the Committee 
on Reference for such adjustment as the situation 
may require. 



Rule 30. Legislative Committee Report to the 
Secretary 

(1) As quickly as material can be prepared, each 
secretary of a standing legislative committee 
shall present each of a clearly marked original 
work copy ef the committee's reports, signed by 
the committee chairperson and secretary, to the 
Secretary of the Conference. (See Rules 14, 32.) 

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Secretary of the Conference shall receive said 
reports, type them in triplicate, enter them into 
the calendar, and furnish the editor of the Daily 
Christian Advocate with one ef the copyiee for 
publication. 

(2) Committee and minority reports which propose 
changes in the Discipline shall give chapter, 
section, and paragraph to be affected and shall be 
prepared in the following manner; Existing words 
used as reference points shall be in quotation 
marks; words to be deleted shall be single-under- 
scored; words to be added shall be double-under- 
scored. In the publication of these reports, the 
Daily Christian Advocate shall substitute ital ics 
for single underscoring and boldface for double 
underscoring. (See Rule 32.) 



Rule 31. Published Reports in Possession of 
Conference 

Reports submitted by the committee according to the 
deadline as announced by the Secretary of the Confer- 
ence shall appear in the the next day's Daily Christian 
Advocate. The report as printed in the Daily Christian 
Advocate becomes the official copy, subject only to 
grammatical or other obvious editorial changes and 
shall be regarded as in the possession of the Conference. 
On the day following its first appearance in the Daily 
Christian Advocate or any time thereafter, a report is in 
order for consideration at the pleasure of the Confer- 
ence. The same rule shall apply to a report of a minority 
of any committee. (See Rules 15, 34.) 



Rule 32. Preparation and Printing of Reports 

All committee reports shall be presented to the 
Secretary of the Conference on a form provided therefor 
and shall bear at the top the name of the committee, its 
total membership, the number present at the time the 
report was adopted, the number voting for and against 
the report, respectively, and the number not voting. 
(See Rules 14, 27.1, 29.3, 30.) Consent Calendar items 
(see Rule 27.2) shall be clearly marked with an 
identifying symbol on the report cover and in the Daily 
Christian Advocate printing, this symbol to be supplied 
by the General Conference Secretary. !» addition to 
concurrence end non concurrence, a committee HMiy 
recommend amended action of referral te the next 
General Conference er te a board, council, commiooion, 

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General Conference. Reports of the standing legislative 
committees shall be printed in the Daily Christian 
Advocate at least one day before being presented for 
consideration by the Conference, and they shall not be 
read unless by its order. Committee reports to which 
minority reports are appended shall be printed in 
sequence, and so numbered. 

Rule 33. Committee Chairperson Not In 
Harmony With Report 

When the chairperson of a committee is not in 
harmony with a report adopted by the committee, it 
shall be the chairperson's duty to state the fact to the 
committee. The committee which shall elect one of its 
members to represent it in the presentation and 
discussion of the report in the Conference. b«t If, in such 
a case, the committee shall fail to select a representa- 
tive, the chairperson shall designate a member to 
represent the committee, and said representative shall 
have all the rights and privileges of the chairperson in 
relation to such report. 

Rule 34. Minority Report 

(1) Minority reports represented as substitutes for a 
committee report shall conform to Rule 30 and 
indicate the specific report number with which it 
relates, asd The names of the members of the 
committee signing the report shall be indicated. A 
minority report shall be signed by one-tenth or by 
ten members of that committee, whichever is the 
lesser. 

(2) A minority report shall be handled as a substitu- 
tion for the report of the committee pursuant to 
Rule 23 as would any other substitute. 

(3) A member selected by the signers of the report of a 
minority of a committee to present the same shall 
have the same rights and privileges in relation 
thereto which belong to the chairperson in the 
presentation of the committee report. In closing 
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presenting the minority report shall speak first 
and the chairperson last. 

Rule 35. Speakers For and Against 

(1) When the report of a committee is under 
consideration, it shall be the duty of the presiding 
officer to ascertain, when recognizing a member 
of the Conference, on which side the member 
proposes to speak; the chair shall not assign the 
floor to any member proposing to speak on the 
same side of the pending question as the speaker 
immediately preceding if any member desires to 
speak on the other side thereof. 

(2) Except for undebatable motions (Rule 16), no 
report shall be adopted or question relating to the 
same decided without opportunity having been 
given for at least two speeches for and two against 
the said proposal. After three speeches for and 
three against, the question shall be put automati- 
cally. However, the chairperson and/or duly 
authorized member or members presenting the 
committee's report (and the minority report 
chairperson or representative if there be one) 
shall be entitled to speak before the vote is taken. 
(See Rule 34.) 

(2) This right of the chairperson and/or other 
member or members to close the debate shall 
prevail in like manner to a limit of three minutes 
when a vote is about to be taken on a motion to 
amend, to substitute, to postpone, to refer, or to 
lay on the table or any other motion whose 
adoption would vitally affect the report under 
consideration. (See Rule 8, 34.) 

Rule 36. Effective Date 

All legislation of the General Conference of The 



United Methodist Chiu-ch shall become effective Jan- 
uary 1 following the session of the General Conference 
at which it is enacted, unless otherwise specified. 

VI. SUSPENDING, AMENDING, AND SUPPLE- 
MENTING 

Rule 37. Suspension of the Rules 

The operation of any of the provisions of the Plan of 
Organization or of these Rules of Order may be 
suspended at any time by two-thirds vote of the 
Conference (see Rule 25.3). 

Rule 38. Amending Rules 

The Plan of Organization and these Rules of Order 
may be amended or changed by a two-thirds vote of the 
Conference; provided the proposed change or amend- 
ment has originated in the Committee on Plan of 
Organization and Rules of Order or has been presented 
to the Conference in writing and referred to this 
committee, which committee shall report thereon not 
later than the following day. (See Rule 25.3 and Plan of 
Organization VLB.) 

Rule 39. Robert's Rules of Order, Supplemental 
Authority 

In any parliamentary situation not covered by the 
Plan of Organization or these Rules of Order, the 
General Conference shall be governed in its action by 
the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order. 

Rule 40. Persons Without Right to Make or 
Second Motion 

A person seated in the conference with the right to 
speak, but without vote, does not have the right to make 
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Proposed Changes in the 
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general agencies 
special groups 



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To: Members of the 1988 General Conference 



In this section of the Advance Edition of the Daily Christian 
Advocate are printed petitions submitted under 11608.6 that 
propose changes jn the 1984 Book of Discipline. This is not an 
official book of petitions; editing has been done to conserve 
space and to maintain consistency of style. 

Complete petitions will be in the hands of the Committee on 
Reference and the legislative committees. Any delegate 
wishing to see a complete petition in advance may obteiin a 
copy from the Secretary of the General Conference. 

Proposed deletions to existing legislation are indicated by 
Btrikc through. 

Proposed additions to easting legislation are indicated by 
bold face. 

Each petition is nimibered using the following code: 



1-5 digits = numerical order 
+ 2 letters = legislative committee 

+ 4 digits = [00011-2626 = disciplinary paragrap 

[0]00, [0]200, etc. =new disciplinary parei 
3000 = non-disciplinary matt 

-I- 1 letter = C = constitutional amendment 

= D = part of Discipline other than the Constit 

= M = miscellaneous 

= R = resolution, report, or recommendation 

= S = recommended study 
If $ added = financial implications 

The following abbreviations are used: 



AFL 

AKM 

AUS 

BLT 

BUL 

BUR 

CNV 

CAP 

CIL 

CPA 

CTX 

CZA 

CZE 

DEN 

DSW 

DET 

EOH 

EAN 

EPA 

EST 

FIF 

FIS 

FLA 

DDR 

GNW 

GSO 

GSW 

HOL 

HNG 

IWA 

KSE 

KSW 

KEN 

LIB 

LRK 

LSA 

LVL 



Abbreviations for the 
Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church 



Alabsima-West Florida 

Alaska Missionary 

Austria Provisional 

Baltimore 

Bulgaria Provisional 

Burundi 

California-Nevada 

California-Pacific 

Central Illinois 

Central Pennsylvania 

Central Texas 

Central Zsiire 

Czechoslovakia 

Denmark 

Desert Southwest 

Detroit 

East Ohio 

Eastern Angola 

Eastern Pennsylvania 

Estonia Provisional 

Finland-Finnish Provisional 

Finland-Swedish Provisional 

Florida 

German Democratic Republic 

German Northwest 

German South 

German Southwest 

Holston 

Hungary Provisional 

Iowa 

Kansas East 

Kansas West 

Kentucky 

Liberia 

Little Rock 

Louisiana 

Louisville 



MNE 


Maine 


PHI 


Philippines 


MEM 


Memphis 


POL 


Poland 


MID 


Middle Philippines 


PRC 


Puerto Rico 


MIN 


Mindanao 


RDM 


Red Bird Missionziry 


MNN 


Minnesota 


RIO 


Rio Grande 


MSS 


Mississippi 


RKM 


Rockv Mountain 


MOE 


Missouri East 


SLE 


Sierra Leone 


MOW 


Missouri West 


SCA 


South Carolina 


MOZ 


Mozambique (Southeast Africa) 


SDA 


South Dakota 


MUR 


Muri (Nigeria) Provisional 


SGA 


South G^eorgia 


NEB 


Nebraska 


SIN 


South Indiana 


NHA 


New Hampshire 


SIL 


Southern IlUnois 


NMX 


New Mexico 


SNE 


Southern New England 


NYK 


New York 


SNJ 


Southern New Jersey 


NAL 


North Alabama 


SZA 


Southern Zaire 


NAK 


North Arkansas 


SWP 


Southest Philippines Provisional 


NCA 


North Carolina 


STX 


Southwest TexEis 


NNY 


North Central New York 


SWE 


Sweden 


NDK 


North Dakota 


SWF 


Switzerland/France 


NGA 


North (Jeorgia 


TEN 


Tennessee 


NIN 


North Indiana 


TEX 


Texas 


NMS 


North Mississippi 


TRY 


Troy 


NSH 


North Shaba 


VIR 


Virgina 


NTX 


North Texas 


WMI 


West Michigan 


NEP 


Northeast Philippines 


WMP 


West Middle Philippines 


NZA 


Northeast Zaire 


WOH 


West Ohio 


NIL 


Northern Illinois 


WVA 


West Virginia 


NJY 


Northern New Jersey 


WZA 


West Zaire , 


NPH 


Northern PhiUppines 


WAN 


Western Angola \ 


NWP 


Northwest Philippines 


WNY 


Western New York 


NWT 


Northwest Texas 


WNC 


Western North Carolina 


NOR 


Norway 


WPA 


Western Pennsylvania 


OKL 


Oklahoma 


WIS 


Wisconsin 


OKI 


Oklahoma Indian Missionary 


WYO 


Wyoming 


ORI 


Oregon-Idaho 


YEL 


Yellowstone 


PNW 


Pacific Northwest 


YUG 


Yugoslavia Provisional 


PEN 


Peninsula 


ZIM 


Zimbabwe 






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Legislative Committees 



]C Commission on Central Conference Affairs 

;30 Conferences 

yS Church and Society 

31 Discipleship 

''A Financial Administration 

i'M Faith and Mission 



GA General Administration 

GM Global Ministries 

HE Higher Education and Chaplaincy 

IJ Independent Commissions/Judicial Administration 

LC Local Church 

MN Ordained and Diaconal Ministry 



General Agencies 



JBCS General Board of Church and Society GCFA 

HBGM General Board of Global Ministries GCOM 

jBHM General Board of Higher Education and Ministry GCRR 

3B0D General Board of Discipleship GCSW 

5BPB General Board of Publication NYMO 

3BPN General Board of Pensions UCOM 

■iCAH Gteneral Commission on Archives and History 

JCCU General Commission on Christian Unity/Interreligious 
Concerns 



General Council on Finance and Administration 

General Council on Ministries 

General Commission on Religion and Race 

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

United Methodist National Youth Ministry Organization 

General Commission on Communication 



Authorized Groups 



KCST Advisory Committee on Stewardship 
vPMC Commission on Pan-Methodist Cooperation 
JSMN Commission for the Study of Ministry 



CTTK Committee on "Our Theological Task" 

HYMC Hymnal Revision Committee 

MUMC The Mission of The United Methodist Church 



Errata, 1984 Book of Discipline 



After publication of the 1984 Book of Discipline, some errata were 
fficially noted; no further action is required. The following 
aragraphs should read: 

H 62. Article I. — Amendments to the Constitution shall be made 

pon a two-thirds majority of the General Conference present and 

\ oting and a two-thirds affirmative vote of the aggregate number of 

I lembers of the several Annual Conferences present and voting, 

I xcept in the case of the first and second Restrictive Rules, which shall 

equire a three-fourths majority of all the members of the Annual 

lonferences present and voting. 

H 72. B) Rights of Religious Minorities — Religious persecution has 
een common in the history of civilization. We urge policies .... 
11 256.3. c) Upon nomination of the Committee on Nominations and 
'ersonnel or from the floor, fill vacancies occurring among the lay 
fficers listed in f 250.1 . . . 

H 275.4. d) To relate in appropriate committees and work areas in 
lie local church in providing leadership for congregational and 
I ommunity life and fostering care-giving ministries. 
H 735.2. In each episcopal area in the Jurisdictional Conference 



there shall be an Episcopal Residence Committee. It is recommended 
that the committee be composed of the following persons: . . . 

H 735.2 b) The president, or his/her designate, . . . 

H 1509.1 The work and program of the Divisions of Ordained and 
Diaconal Ministry shall be supported from the general benevolences 
of the Church and the Ministerial Education Fund. Funds received by 
the board for the divisions from the Ministerial Education Fund shall 
be restricted to the support of theological schools and the Divisions of 
Ordained and Diaconal Ministry in the development of its programs of 
enlistment, basic professional degree programs, and continuing 
education (in accordance with H 921.1a and 6). 

H 2623.4. d) Any chsirges and specifications adopted (H 2621.1) shall 
be sent to the accused, . . . 

It should be noted that action on petitions pertaining to 
H 1-64 cannot be on a Consent Calendar. Any Legislative 
Committee-report dealing with such petitions requires a vote 
of "two-thirds majority of the General Conference present and 
voting." (f 62) 



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Proposed deletions to existing legislation or resolutions are indicated with Dtrikc through . Proposed additions are indicated I 
in boldface. 



K 35. Petition Number: 177-CO-35C; NWP. 

Amend H 35: 

. . . and two young persons, one of whom is 
under twenty-five (25) years of age and one over 
twenty -five (25) years of age but not over thirty 
(30) years of age from each district to be selected in 
such manner as may be determined by the annual 
conference. 



Petition Number; 1-CO-35C. Source: Central Conferences of Federal 
Republic of Germany and West Berlin and German Democratic Republic. 

Add in H 35: 

... as may be determined by the Annual Confer- 
ence. The two persons under twenty-five (25) 
years of age fi-om each district shedl be 
members of The United Methodist Church at 
the time of their selection. Each charge 
served. . . . 



Petition Number: 653-CO-35C; ORl. 

Add to H 35: 

In order to assure the presence and voting of 
equal numbers of lay and ministerial members 
at the Annual Conference Session, the Confer- 
ence by its own formula shall achieve equal 
representation. Such equalization of atten- 
dance shall include all lay persons provided 
membership by the DiscipUne and such addi- 
tional lay members as are necessary to equal- 
ize the numbers of lay and clergy members 
present. 

If 36. Petition Number: 2-CO-36C; CNV. 

Delete from H 36: with the exception that the lay 
mcmbcro may HGt vete e» matters ef ordination, 
character, aad conference rclationo of miniotcrB . 



H 38. Petition Number: 571-CO-38C; SIN. 

The Ministerial delegates to the General Confer- 
ence and to the Jurisdictional or Central Confer- 
ence shall be elected by the ministerial members in 
fiill connection and the associate members in 
good standing with the Annual Conference; pro- 
vided that such delegates shall have been traveling 
preachers. . . 



H 00. Petition Number: 1089-FM-OOD; CTTK. 

Amend heading of Part II of H 67 and insert a new 
paragraph: 



Doctrinal Standards and 
Our Theological Task^ 

Section 1 — Our Doctrinal Heritage 



United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith 
in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and 
ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. Living 
in a covenant of grace under the Lordship of Jesus 
Christ, we participate in the first fi-uits of God's coming 
reign and pray in hope for its full realization on earth as 
in heaven. 

Our heritage in doctrine and our present theological 
task focus upon a renewed grasp of the sovereignty ol 
God and of God's love in Christ amid the continuing 
crises of human existence. Our forebears in the faitt 
reaffirmed the ancient Christian message as found in the 
apostolic witness, even as they applied it anew in theii 
own circumstances. Their preaching and teaching were 
grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition 
enlivened in experience, and tested by reason. Theii 
labors inspire and inform our attempts to convey th( 
saving gospel to our world with its needs and aspira 
tions. 

Our Common Heritage as Christians 

United Methodists share a common heritage witl 
Christians of every age and nation. This heritage 
grounded in the apostolic witness to Jesus Christ ai 
Savior and Lord, which is the source and measure of al 
valid Christian teaching. 
Faced with diverse interpretations of the apostoU 



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except H 68 were "legislative enactments and neither part of tb| 
Constitution nor under the Restrictive Rules" (see Judicii 
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nessage, leaders of the early church sought to specify 
^e core of Christian belief in order to ensure the 
loundness of Christian teaching. The determination of 
he canon of Christian Scripture and the adoption of 
ecumenical creeds, such as the formulations of Nicaea 
ind Chalcedon, were of central importance to this 
consensual process. Such creeds helped preserve the 
integrity of the church's witness, set boundaries for 
icceptable Christian doctrine, and proclaimed the basic 
elements of the enduring Christian message. These 
itatements of faith, along with the Apostles' Creed, 
contain the most prominent features of our ecuemnical 
leritage. 

The Protestant reformers of the sixteenth and seven- 
eenth centuries devised new confessional statements 
:hat reiterated classical Christian teaching in an at- 
«mpt to recover the authentic biblical witness. These 
locuments affirmed the primacy of Scripture and 
>rovided formal doctrinal standards through their 
>tatements of essential beliefs on matters such as the 
vay of salvation, the Christian Ufe, and the nature of the 
;hurch. Many distinctively Protestant teachings were 
ransmitted into United Methodist understandings 
hrough doctrinal formulations such as the Articles of 
leUgion of the Church of England and the Heidelberg 
Datechism of the Reformed tradition. 

Various doctrinal statements in the form of creeds, 
;onfessions of belief, and articles of faith were officiaUy 
idopted by churches as standards of Christian teaching. 
Notwithstanding their importance, these formal doctri- 
lal standards by no means exhausted authoritative 
Christian teaching. The standards themselves initially 
emerged from a much wider body of Christian thought 
md practice, and their fuller significance unfolded in 
he writings of the church's teachers. Some writings 
lave proved simply to be dated benchmarks in the story 
>f the church's continuing maturation. By contrast, 
lome sermons, treatises, liturgies, and hymns have 
gained considerable practical authority in the life and 
bought of the church by virtue of their wide and 
;ontinuing acceptance as faithful expositions of Chris- 
ian teaching. Nonetheless, the basic measure of authen- 
icity in doctrinal standards, whether formally estab- 
ished or received by tradition, has been their fidelity to 
he apostolic faith grounded in Scripture and evidenced 
n the Ufe of the church through the centuries. 

Basic Christian Affirmations. With Christians of other 
communions we confess belief in the triune God. This 
confession embraces the biblical witness to God's 
activity in creation, encompasses God's gracious self- 
nvolvement in the dramas of history, and anticipates 
he consummation of God's reign. The created order is 
iesigned for the well-being of all creatures and as the 
>Iace of human dwelling in covenant with God. As sinful 
;reatures, however, we have broken that covenant, 
>ecome estranged from God, wounded ourselves and 
)ne another, and wreaked havoc throughout the natural 
>rder. We stand in need of redemption. 

We hold in common with all Christians a faith in the 
nystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ. At the 
leart of the gospel of salvation is God's incarnation in 



Jesus of Nazareth. Scripture witnesses to the redeeming 
love of God in Jesus' life and teachings, his atoning 
death, his resurrection, his sovereign presence in 
history, his triumph over the powers of evil and death, 
and his promised return. Because God truly loves us in 
spite of our willful sin, God judges us, summons us to 
repentance, pardons us, receives us by that grace given 
to us in Jesus Christ, and gives us hope of life eternal. 

We share the Christian beUef that God's redemptive 
love is realized in human Ufe by the activity of the Holy 
Spirit, both in personal experience and in the communi- 
ty of beUevers. This community is the church, which the 
Spirit has brought into existence for the heaUng of the 
nations. Through faith in Jesus Christ we are forgiven, 
reconciled to God, and transformed as people of the new 
covenant. "Life in the Spirit" involves diligent use of the 
means of grace such as praying, fasting, attending upon 
the sacraments, and inward searching in soUtude. It also 
encompasses the communal life of the church in 
worship, mission, and service. 

We understand ourselves to be a part of Christ's 
universal church when by adoration, proclamation, and 
service we become conformed to Christ. We are initiated 
and incorporated into this community of faith by 
Baptism, receiving the promise of the Spirit that 
re-creates and transforms us. Through the regular 
celebration of Holy Communion, we participate in the 
risen presence of Jesus Christ and are thereby 
nourished for faithful discipleship. We pray and work 
for the coming of God's kingdom to the world and rejoice 
in the promise of everlasting life that overcomes death 
and the forces of evil. 

With other Christians we recognize that the Kingdom 
of God is both a present and future reaUty. The church is 
caUed to be that place where the first signs of the 
Kingdom are identified and acknowledged in the world. 
Wherever persons are being made new creatures in 
Christ, wherever the insights and resources of the 
gospel are brought to bear on the Ufe of the world, God's 
reign is already effective in its heaUng and renewing 
power. We also look to the end time in which God's work 
will be fulfUled. This prospect gives us hope in our 
present actions, as individuals and as the church. This 
expectation saves us from resignation and motivates our 
continuing witness and service. 

We share with many Christian communions a recogni- 
tion of the authority of Scripture in matters of faith, the 
confession that our justification as sinners is by grace 
through faith, and the sober realization that the church 
is in need of continual reformation and renewal. We 
affirm the ministry of laity, who share with ordained 
clergy responsibiUty for building up the church and 
reaching out in mission and service to the world. 

With other Christians, we declare the essential one- 
ness of the church in Christ Jesus. This rich heritage of 
shared Christian beUef finds expression in our hymnody 
and Uturgies. Our unity is affirmed in the historic creeds 
as we confess one holy, cathoUc, and apostoUc church. It 
is also experienced in joint ventures of ministry and in 
various forms of ecumenical cooperation. 

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heritage, the branches of Christ's church have devel- 
oped diverse traditions that enlarge our store of shared 
luiderstandings. Our avowed ecumenical commitment 
as United Methodists is to gather our own doctrinal 
emphases into the larger Christian luiity, there to be 
made more meaningful in a richer whole. If we are to 
offer our best gifts to the conunon Christian treasury, we 
must make a deliberate effort as a church to strive for 
critical self-understanding. It is as Christians involved 
in eciunenical partnership that we embrace and exam- 
ine our distinctive heritage. 
Our Distinctive Heritage as United Methodists 

The underlying energy of the Wesleyan theological 
heritage stems from an emphasis upon practical divin- 
ity, the implementation of genuine Christianity in the 
lives of believers. Methodism did not arise in response to 
a specific doctrinal dispute, though there was no lack of 
theological controversy. Early Methodists claimed to 
preach the scriptiiral doctrines of the Church of 
England as contained in the Articles of Religion, the 
Homilies, and the Book of Common Prayer. Their task 
was not to reformulate doctrine. Their tasks were to 
sununon people to experience the justifying and sancti- 
fying grace of God and encourage people to grow in the 
knowledge and love of God through the personal and 
corporate disciplines of the Christian life. The thrust of 
the Wesleyan movement and of the United Brethren and 
Evangelical Association was "to reform the nation, 
particularly the Church, and to spread scriptural 
holiness over the land." 

Wesley's orientation toward the practical is evident in 
his focus upon the "scripture way of salvation." He 
considered doctrinal matters primarily in terms of their 
significance for Christian discipleship. The Wesleyan 
emphasis upon the Christian life — faith and love put into 
practice — has been the hallmark of those traditions now 
incorporated into The United Methodist Church. The 
distinctive shape of the Wesleyan theological heritage 
can be seen in a constellation of doctrinal emphases that 
display the creating, redeeming, and sanctifying activity 
of God. 

Distinctive Wesleyan Emphases. We affirm the prima- 
cy of grace. Although the grace of God is undivided, the 
process of salvation begins with prevenient grace, 
continues in justifying grace, and is brought to fruition 
in sanctifying grace. By grace we mean the undeserved 
and loving action of God in human existence through the 
ever-present agency of the Holy Spirit. 

We assert that God's grace is manifest in creation. The 
goodness of creation is fulfilled in human beings, who 
are called to covenant partnership with God. God has 
endowed us with dignity and freedom and has sum- 
moned us to responsibility for oiu- lives and the life of the 
world. We see the splendor of our true humanity in Jesus 
Christ, who is God's self -revelation. Even our immersion 
in sin, with its destructive consequences for all creation, 
does not alter God's good intention for our lives — holi- 
ness and happiness. Nor does it diminish our account- 
ability for the way we live. Despite our brokenness, we 
remain creatures brought into being by a just and 
merciful God; the restoration of God's image in our lives 









requires the renewal of our fallen nature. 

We acknowledge God's prevenient grace, the divine 
love that surrounds all humanity and precedes any and 
aU of our conscious impulses. This grace prompts our 
first wish to please God, oiu- first glimmer of under- 
standing concerning God's will, and oiu" "first slight 
transient conviction" of having sinned against God. 
God's grace also awakens in us an earnest longing for 
deliverance from sin and death and moves us toward 
repentance and faith. 

We believe God reaches out to the repentant believer 
in justifying grace with accepting and pardoning love. 
Wesleyan theology stresses that a decisive change in the 
human heart can and does occur imder the prompting of 
grace and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In justification 
we are, through faith, forgiven our sin and restored to 
God's favor. This righting of relationships by God I 
through Christ calls forth our faith and trust as we : 
experience regeneration, by which we are made new ' 
creatures in Christ. This process of justification and new 
birth is often referred to as conversion. Such a change i 
may be sudden and dramatic, or gradual and cumula- 
tive. It marks a new beginning, yet it is part of an 
ongoing process. Christian experience as personal 
transformation always expresses itself as faith working 
by love. Our Wesleyan theology also embraces the 
scriptural promise that we can expect to receive 
assurance of our present salvation, as the Spirit "bears 
witness with our spirit that we are children of God." 

We hold that the wonder of God's acceptance and 
pardon does not end God's saving work, which contin- 
ues to nurture our growth in grace. Through the power : 
of the Holy Spirit we are enabled to increase in the 
knowledge and love of God and in love for our neighbor. 
New birth is the first step in this process of sanctification. 
Sanctifying grace draws us toward the gift of Christian 
perfection, which Wesley described as a heart "habitual- 
ly filled with the love of God and neighbor" and as 
"having the mind of Christ and walking as he walked." 
This gracious gift of God's power and love, the hope and 
expectation of the faithful, is neither warranted by our 
efforts nor limited by our frailties. 

We see God's grace and human activity working 
together in the relationship of faith and good works. God's 
grace calls forth human response and discipline. Faith is 
the only response essential for salvation. However, the 
General Rules remind us that salvation evidences itself 
in good works. For Wesley, even repentance should be 
accompanied by "fruits meet for repentance," or works 
of piety and mercy. Both faith and good works belong 
within an all-encompassing theology of grace, since they 
stem from God's gracious love "shed abroad in our 
hearts by the Holy Spirit." 

We insist that personal salvation always involves 
Christian mission and service to the world. By joining j 
heart and hand, we assert that personal religion, 
evangelical witness, and Christian social action are 
reciprocal and mutually reinforcing. Scriptural holiness 
entails more than personal piety; love of God is always 
linked with love of neighbor, a passion for justice and 
renewal in the life of the world. The General Rules 
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relationship between Christian life and thought as 
understood within the Wesleyan tradition. Theology is 
the servant of piety, which in turn is the ground of social 
conscience and the impetus for social action, always in 
the empowering context of the Kingdom of God. 

Finally, we emphasize the nurturing and serving 
function of Christian fellowship in the church. The 
personal experience of faith is nourished by the 
I worshiping community. For Wesley there is no religion 
: but social religion, no holiness but social holiness. The 
I communal forms of faith in the Wesleyan tradition not 
.only promote personal growth; they also equip and 
I mobilize us for mission and service to the world. The 
i outreach of the church springs from the working of the 
Spirit. As United Methodists, we respond to that 
working through a connectional polity based upon 
mutual responsiveness and accountability. Connection- 
al ties bind us together in faith and service in our global 
mission, enabling faith to become active in love and 
intensifying our desire for peace and justice in the 
world. 

Doctrine and Discipline in the Christian Life 

No motif in the Wesleyan tradition has been more 
constant than the link between Christian doctrine and 
[Christian living. Methodists have always been strictly 
eitjoined to maintain the unity of faith and good works 
through the means of grace, as seen in John Wesley's The 
Nature, Design, and General Rules of the United Societies 
(1743). The coherence of faith with ministries of love 
forms the discipline of Wesleyan spirituality and Chris- 
tian discipleship. 

The General Rules were originally designed for 
members of Methodist societies, who participated in the 
sacramental life of the Church of England. The terms of 
membership in these societies were simple: "a desire to 
flee from the wrath to come and to be saved from their 
sins." Wesley insisted, however, that evangelical faith 
should manifest itself in evangelical living. He spelled 
out this expectation in the three-part formula of the 
Rules: "It is therefore expected of all who continue 
therein that they should continue to evidence their 
desire of sfdvation. First, By doing no harm, by avoiding 
evil of every kind . . . ; Secondly, By doing good of every 
posible sort and, as far as possible, to all ... ; Thirdly, By 
attending upon all the ordinances of God" (see 1 68). 
Wesley's illustrative cases under each of these three 
rules show how the Christian conscience might move 
from general principles to specific actions. Their explicit 
combination highlights the spiritual spring of moral 
action. Wesley rejected undue reliance upon these rules. 
■Discipline was not church law; it was a way of 
discipleship. Wesley insisted that true religion is "the 
knowledge of God in Christ Jesus," "the life which is hid 
with Christ in God," and "the righteousness that [the 
true believer] thirsts after." 

I General Rules and Social Principles. Upon such 
evangelical premises, Methodists in every age have 
sought to exercise their responsibility for the moral and 
spiritual quality of society. In asserting the connection 
between doctrine and ethics, the General Rules provide 



an early signal of Methodist social consciousness. The 
Social Principles W 70-76) provide our most recent 
offlcial summary of stated convictions that seek to apply 
the Christian vision of righteousness to social, econom- 
ic, and political issues. Our historic opposition to evils 
such as smuggling, slavery, drunkenness, and child 
labor was founded upon a vivid sense of God's wrath 
against human injustice and wastage. Our struggles for 
human dignity and social reform have been a response 
to God's demand for love, mercy, and justice in the light 
of the Kingdom. We acknowledge no personal gospel that 
fails to express itself in relevant social concerns; we 
acknowledge no social gospel that does not include the 
personal transformation of sinners. 

The Book of Discipline and the General Rules convey 
the expectation of discipline within the experience of 
individuals and the life of the church. Such discipline 
assumes accountability to the community of faith by 
those who claim that community's support. Support 
without accountability promotes moral weakness; ac- 
countability without support is a form of cruelty. A 
church that rushes to punishment is deaf to God's 
mercy, but a church lacking the courage to act 
decisively on social issues loses its claim to moral 
authority. The church exercises its discipline as a 
community through which God continues to "reconcile 
the world to himself." 

Conclusion 

These distinctive emphases of United Methodists 
provide the basis for "practical divinity," the experien- 
tial realization of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the lives of 
Christian people. These emphases have been preserved 
not so much through formal doctrinal declarations as 
through the vital movement of faith and practice within 
the disciplined life of the church. Devising formal 
definitions of doctrine has been less pressing for United 
Methodists than summoning people to faith and nurtur- 
ing them in the knowledge and love of God. The core of 
Wesleyan doctrine that informed our past remains a 
prime component within our continuing theological 
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Section 2 — Our Doctrinal History 

The pioneers in the traditions that flowed together 
into The United Methodist Church understood them- 
selves as standing in the central stream of Christian 
spirituality and doctrine, loyal heirs of the authentic 
Christian tradition. In John Wesley's words, theirs was 
"the old religion, the religion of the Bible, the reli- 
gion ... of the whole church in the purest ages." Their 
gospel was grounded in the biblical message of God's 
self-giving love revealed in Jesus Christ. They assumed 
and insisted upon the integrity of basic Christian truth 
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believers. This perspective is apparent in the Wesleyan 
understanding of "catholic spirit." While it is true that 
Methodists are fixed upon certain religious affirma- 
tions, grounded in the gospel and confirmed in their 
experience, they also recognize the right of Christians to 
disagree on matters such as forms of worship, structures 
of church government, or modes of baptism. They be- 
lieve such differences do not break the bond of fellow- 
ship that ties Christians together in Jesus Christ. Wes- 
ley's familiar dictum was, "As to all opinions which do 
not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let 
think." 

Wesley was confident that we can identify a "marrow" 
of Christian truth that must be conserved. That marrow 
is found in the apostolic faith as summarized in the 
ancient creeds and confessions of the Christian church. 
Those central affirmations, however, become vital in the 
scripture way of salvation, lived out in experiential 
Christianity. Beyond the essentials of vital religion, 
United Methodists respect the diversity of opinions held 
by conscientious persons of faith. Wesley followed a 
time-tested approach: "In essentials, unity; in non-es- 
sentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." The spirit of 
charity takes into consideration the limits of human 
understanding. "To be ignorant of many things, and to 
be mistaken in some," Wesley observed, "is the neces- 
sary condition of humanity." The crucial matter in reli- 
gion is steadfast love for God and neighbor, empowered 
by the redeeming and sanctifying work of the Holy 
Spirit. 

The Wesleyan "Standards" in Great Britain 

In this spirit, the British Methodists under the Wesleys 
never reduced their theology to a confessional formula 
as a doctrinal test. Methodism was a movement within 
the Church of England, and Wesley constantly main- 
tained that he taught the scriptural doctrines contained 
in the Thirty-Nine Articles, the Homilies, and the Book of 
Common Prayer of his national church. The Bible, of 
course, constituted for him the final authority in all 
doctrinal matters. 

As the movement grew, Wesley provided his people 
with published sermons and a Bible commentary for 
their doctrinal instruction. His Sermons on Several Occa- 
sions (1746-1760) set forth those doctrines which, he said, 
"I embrace and teach as the essentials of true religion." 
In 1755, he published Explanatory Notes Upon the New 
Testament as a guide for Methodist biblical exegesis and 
doctrinal interpretation. As occasional controversies 
arose, the need for a standard measure of Methodist 
preaching became evident. In 1763, Wesley produced a 
"Model Deed" for Methodist properties, which stipulat- 
ed that the trustees for each preaching house were 
responsible for ensuring that the preachers in their 
pulpits "preach no other doctrine than is contained in 
Mr. Wesley's Notes Upon the New Testament and four 
volumes of Sermons." These writings, then, contained the 
standard exposition of Methodist teaching. In effect, 
Wesley was claiming authority as the principal teacher 
of the Methodist people. Today, these writings provide a 
model and measure for adequate preaching in the Wes- 
leyan tradition. The primary norm for Wesley's writings 



was Scripture, as illumined by historic traditions and 
vital faith. Wesley put forth no further propositional 
summary of biblical revelation than was already avail- 
able in the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of En- 
gland. 

The Wesley brothers also composed hymns that were 
rich in doctrinal and experiential content. The hymns, 
especially those of Charles Wesley, not only are among 
the best-loved within Methodism but also are major 
resources for doctrinal instruction. Furthermore, John 
Wesley specified various disciplines and rules, such as 
the General Rules, to implement in personal and com- 
munal life the practical divinity he proclaimed. In addi- 
tion to these writings, Wesley established the conference 
to instruct and supervise the Methodist preachers. He 
produced Minutes to ensure their fidelity to the doc- 
trines and discipUnes of the Methodist movement. These 
writings and structures filled out the Wesleyan under- 
standing of the church and the Christian life. 



Doctrinal Standards in American Methodism 

As long as the American colonies were primarily 
under British control, the Methodists could continue as: 
part of the sacramental community of the Church of 
England. The early conferences, under the leadership of 
British preachers, declared their allegiance to the We* 
leyan principles of organization and doctrine. They 
stipulated that the Minutes of the British and Americani 
conferences, along with the Sermons and Notes of Wesley,' 
contained their basic doctrine and discipline. 

After the formal recognition of American indepen 
dence in 1783, Wesley realized that the Methodists i 
America were free of EngUsh control, religious as well as 
civil, and shoidd become an independent Methodist 
church. Wesley then furnished the American Methodists 
with a liturgy (The Sunday Service of the Methodists in 
North America) and a doctrinal statement (The Articles ot 
Religion). The Sunday Service was Wesley's abridgment 
of the Book of Common Prayer; the Articles of Religion 
were his revision of the Thirty-Nine Articles. 

The American Methodist preachers, gathered at Bal- 
timore in December 1784, adopted the Sunday Service 
and the Articles of Religion as part of their actions int 
forming the new Methodist Episcopal Church. This 
"Christmas Conference" also accepted a hymnbook thai 
Wesley had prepared (1784) and adopted a slightly moi 
dified version of the General Rules as a statement of the 
church's nature and discipline. The Conference spent 
most of its time adapting the British "Large Minutes" tc, 
American conditions. Subsequent editions of this docu J 
ment came to be known as the Doctrines and Discipline o\ 



the Methodist Episcopal Church (the Book of Discipline)^ 
The shift from "movement" to "church" had changet 
the function of doctrinal norms within American Meth 
odism. Rather than prescribing doctrinal emphases foi, 
preaching within a movement, the Articles outlinecj 
basic norms for Christian belief within a church, folj 
lowing the traditional Anglican fashion. The preface t<i 
the first separate publication of the Articles statesi 
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erally received among that people, contrary to the arti- 
cles now before you." 

American Methodists were not required to subscribe 
to the Articles after the Anglican manner, but they were 
accountable (under threat of trial) for keeping their 
proclamation of the gospel within the boundaries out- 
lined therein. For generations, the Doctrines and Disci- 
pline cited only the Articles as the basis for testing 
correct doctrine in the newly formed church: the charge 
of doctrinal irreg\ilarity against preachers or members 
was for "disseminating doctrines contrary to our Arti- 
cles of Religion." In this manner, the church protected 
its doctrinal integrity against the heresies that were 
prevalent at the time — Socinianism, Arianism, and Pe- 
lagianism (see Articles I, II, and IX). 

The Articles of Religion, however, did not guarantee 
adequate Methodist preaching; they lacked several 
Wesleyan emphases, such as assurance and Christian 
perfection. Wesley's Sermons and Notes, therefore, con- 
tinued to function as the traditional standard exposition 
at distinctive Methodist teaching. 

The General Conference of 1808, which provided the 
first constitution of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
bstablished the Articles of Religion as the church's 
Explicit doctrinal standards. The First Restrictive Rule 
'>f the constitution prohibited any change, alteration, or 
addition to the Articles themselves, and it stipulated that 
10 new standards or rules of doctrine could be adopted 
:hat were contrary to the "present existing and estab- 
ished standards of doctrine." 

Within the Wesleyan tradition, then as now, the Ser- 
nons and Notes furnished models of doctrinal exposition, 
^though they have never lent themselves to juridical 
Enforcement in the normative manner of the Articles of 
5leligion and the Confession of Faith, their substantive 
iuthority as formative doctrinal standards for Method- 
st preaching and teaching has been evident. The con- 
tinuing influence of Wesley's writings upon successive 
generations of Methodists attests to their acceptance as 
jiuthoritative teaching. 

Other documents have also served American Method- 
sm as vital expressions of Methodist teaching and 
breaching. Lists of recommended doctrinal resources 
'ary from generation to generation but generally ac- 
uiowledge the importance of the hymnbook, the ecu- 
menical creeds, and the General Rules. Lists of such 
Writings in the early nineteenth century usually includ- 
ed John Fletcher's Checks Against Antinomianism and 
lichard Watson's Theological Institutes. The doctrinal 
emphases of these statements likewise were carried 
orward by the weight of tradition rather than the force 
tf law. They became part of the heritage of American 
riethodism to the degree that they remained useful to 
■ontinuing generations. 

During the great frontier revivals of the nineteenth 
'entury, the influence of European theological tradi- 
ions waned in America. Preaching focused on "Chris- 
ian experience," understood chiefly as "saving faith in 
Christ." Among the Methodists there was a consistent 
tress on free will, infant baptism, and informal worship, 
vhich led to protracted controversies with the Presbyte- 
ians. Baptists, and Episcopalians, respectively. Meth- 



odist interest in formal doctrinal standards remained 
secondary to evangelism, nurture, and mission. The 
Wesleyan hymnody served in practice as the most im- 
portant single means of communicating and preserving 
the doctrinal substance of the gospel. 

By the end of the nineteenth century, Methodist theol- 
ogy in America had become decidedly eclectic, with less 
specific attention paid to its Wesleyan sources. The force 
of the Articles of Religion underwent several shifts. For 
a time, the First Restrictive Rule was exempted from the 
process of constitutional amendment, thus allowing no 
consideration of change in doctrinal standards. Mention 
of the Articles of Religion was included in the member- 
ship vows of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. At 
the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the 
waning force of doctrinal discipline and the decreasing 
influence of the Wesleyan theological heritage among 
the American Methodists, along with minor but signifi- 
cant changes in the wording of the Book of Discipline 
regarding doctrinal standards, led to a steady dilution of 
the force of the Articles of Religion as the church's 
constitutional standards of doctrine. 

During this same period, theologians and church lead- 
ers began to explore ways of expressing the gospel that 
were in keeping with developing intellectual currents. 
These leaders also began to rethink the historical social 
compassion of the Wesleyan tradition in the midst of the 
emerging industrial, urban civilization. Theologies sup- 
portive of the social gospel found fertile soil within the 
Methodist traditions. These years were times of theolog- 
ical and ethical controversy within Methodism as new 
patterns of thought clashed with the more familiar 
themes and styles of the previous two centuries. 

In recent decades there has been a strong recovery of 
interest in Wesley and in the more classic traditions of 
Christian thought. This recovery has been part of a 
broad resurgence of Reformation theology and practice 
in Europe and America, renewing the historical legacy 
of Protestantism in the context of the modern world. 
These trends have been reinforced in North America by 
the reaffirmation of evangelical piety. The ecumenical 
movement has brought new appreciation for the unity 
as well as the richness and diversity of the church 
catholic. New currents of thought have developed out of 
the Black struggle for freedom, the movement for the fuU 
equality of women in church and society, and the quest 
for liberation and for indigenous forms of Christian 
existence in churches around the world. The challenge 
to United Methodists is to bring the various strands of 
these vital movements of faith into coherent, shared 
understandings of the gospel and the Christian mission 
for our times. 

The task of defining the scope of our Wesleyan tradi- 
tion in the context of the contemporary world includes 
much more than formally reaffirming or redefining 
standards of doctrine, although these tasks may also be 
involved. The heart of our task is to reclaim and renew 
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Doctrinal Traditions in the Evangelical Church 
and the United Brethren Church 

The unfolding of doctrinal concerns among Jacob 
Albright's Evangelical Association and William Otter- 
bein's United Brethren in Christ roughly parallels Meth- 
odist developments. Differences emerged largely from 
differing ecclesiastical traditions brought from Ger- 
many and Holland, together with the modified Calvin- 
ism of the Heidelberg Catechism. In the German-speak- 
ing communities of America, Albright and Otterbein 
considered evangeUsm more important than theological 
speculation. Although they were not doctrinally indif- 
ferent, they stressed conversion, "justification by faith 
confirmed by a sensible assurance thereof," Christian 
nurture, the priesthood of all beUevers in a shared 
ministry of Christian witness and service, and entire 
sanctification as the goal of Christian life. 

As with Wesley, their primary source and norm for 
Christian teaching was Scripture. Otterbein enjoined 
his followers "to be careful to preach no other doctrine 
than what is plainly laid down in the Bible." Each new 
member was asked "to confess that he received the Bible 
as the Word of God." Ordinands were required to affirm 
without reserve the plenary authority of Scripture. 
Matched with these affirmations was the conviction that 
converted Christians are enabled by the Holy Spirit to 
read Scripture with a special Christian consciousness. 
They prized this principle as the supreme guide in 
bibUcal interpretation. 

Jacob Albright was directed by the Conference of 1807 
to prepare a Ust of Articles of ReUgion. He died before he 
could attempt the task. George Miller then assumed the 
responsibihty. He recommended to the Conference of 
1809 the adoption of the German translation of the 
Methodist Articles of ReUgion, with the addition of a 
new one, "Of the Last Judgment." The recommendation 
was adopted. This action affirms a conscious choice of 
the Methodist Articles as normative. The added article 
was from the Augsburg Confession, on a theme omitted 
in the AngUcan Articles. 

In 1816, the original Twenty-Six Articles were reduced 
to twenty-one by omitting five polemical articles aimed 
at Roman CathoUcs, Anabaptists, and sixteenth-century 
sectaries. This act of deletion reflected a concihatory 
spirit in a time of bitter controversy. 

In 1839, a few shght changes were made in the text of 
1816. It was then stipulated that "the Articles of 
Faith . . . should be constitutionally unchangeable 
among us." In the 1870s, a proposal to revise the Articles 
touched off a flurry of debate, but the Conference of 1875 
decisively rejected the proposal. In later action the 
Twenty-One Articles were reduced to nineteen by com- 
bining several, but without omitting any of their original 
content. These nineteen were brought intact into the 
EvangeUcal United Brethren union of 1946. 

Among the United Brethren in Christ, a summary of 
normative teaching was formulated in 1813 by Christian 
Newcomer and Christopher Grosch, colleagues of Wil- 
Uam Otterbein. Its first three paragraphs follow the 
order of the Apostles' Creed. Paragraphs four and five 
affirm the primacy of Scripture and the universal proc- 
lamation of "the bibUcal doctrine ... of man's fall in 



Adam and his deUverance through Jesus Christ." An 
added section commends "the ordinances of baptism 
and the remembrance of the Lord" and approves foot- 
washing as optional. The first General Conference of the 
United Brethren in Christ (1815) adopted a sUght revi- 
sion of this earUer statement as the denomination's 
Confession of Faith. A further revision was made in 
1841, with the stipulation that there be no further 
changes: "No nile or ordinance shall at any time be 
passed to change or do away with the Confession of 
Faith as it now stands." Even so, agitation for change 
continued. 

In 1885, a church commission was appointed to "pre- 
pare such a form of beUef and such amended funda- 
mental rules for the government of this church in the 
future as will, in their judgment, be best adapted to 
secure its growth and efficiency in the work of evange- 
Uzing the world." The resulting proposal for a new 
Confession of Faith and Constitution was submitted to 
the general membership of the chiu-ch, the first such 
referendum on a Confession of Faith in United Brethren 
history, and was then placed before the General Confer- 
ence of 1889. Both the general membership and the 
Conference approved the Confession by preponderant 
majorities. It was thereupon enacted by episcopal 
"proclamation." However, this action was protested by 
a minority as a violation of the restrictive rule of 1841 
and became a basic cause for a consequent schism, 
resulting in the formation of The United Brethren 
Church (Old Constitution). 

The Confession of Faith of 1889 was more comprehen- 
sive than any of its antecedents, with articles on depravi- 
ty, justification, regeneration and adoption, sanctifica- 
tion, the Christian Sabbath, and the future state. The 
article on sanctification, though brief, is significant in its 
reflection of the doctrine of holiness of the Heidelberg 
Catechism. The 1889 Confession was brought by the 
United Brethren into the union with the EvangeUcals in 
1946. 

The Evangelical United Brethren Confession of 
Faith 

The Discipline of the new Evangelical United Breth- 
ren Church (1946) contained both the Evangelical Arti- 
cles and the United Brethren Confession. Twelve years 
later the General Conference of the united church au- 
thorized its Board of Bishops to prepare a new Confess-i 
ion of Faith. A new Confession, with sixteen articles, of ai 
somewhat more modem character than any of its ante- 
cedents, was presented to the General Conference of 
1962 and adopted without amendment. The EvangeUcal 
article, "Entire Sanctification and Christian Perfec- 
tion," is reflected in this confession as a distinctive 
emphasis. The Confession of Faith replaced both former 
Articles and Confession and was brought over intact 
into the Discipline of The United Methodist Church 
(1968). 

Doctrinal Standards in The United Methodist 
Church 

In the Plan of Union for The United Methodist Church, 
the preface to the Methodist Articles of ReUgion and the 



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plains that both were accepted as doctrinal standards 
for the new church. It was declared that they "are thus 
deemed congruent if not identical in their doctrinal 
perspectives and not in conflict." This declaration was 
accepted by subsequent rulings of the Judicial Council.' 
The constitution of The United Methodist Church, in its 
Restrictive Rules f 16), protects both the Articles of 
Religion and the Confession of Faith as doctrinal stan- 
dards that shall not be revoked, altered, or changed. The 
process of creating new "standards or rules of doctrine" 

'thus continues to be restricted, requiring either that 
they be declared "not contrary to" the present stan- 
dards or that they go through the difficult process of 

: constitutional amendment. 
; The United Methodist Church stands continually in 



need of doctrinal reinvigoration for the sake of authen- 
tic renewal, fruitful evangelism, and ecumenical dia- 
logue. In this light, the recovery and updating of our 
distinctive doctrinal heritage— catholic, evangelical, 
and reformed — is essential.' This task calls for the repos- 
session of our traditions as well as the promotion of 
theological inquiry both within the denomination and in 
our ecumenical efforts. All are invited to share in this 
endeavor to stimulate an active interest in doctrinal 
understanding in order to claim our legacy and to shape 
that legacy for the church we aspire to be. 



1 See Judicial Council Decision 358. 

' The need to Interpret the Articles in the light of their 
historical context and biases is reflected in the Resolution of 
Intent (1970), found in the Book of Resolutions. 



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Section 3 — Our Doctrinal 
Standards and General Rules 



Standards of Doctrine' 

[Bibliographical Preface] 
The Articles of Religion 
The Confession of Faith 



The General Rules' 



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Section 4 — Our Theological Task 



The task of theology is to reflect upon the faith witness 
5 of the Christian community reaching out in mission to 
) the world. As United Methodists, we are called to 
i identify the needs both of individuals and of society and 
to address those needs out of the resources of Christian 
f faith in a way that is clear, convincing, and effective. 
; Theology serves the church by interpreting the world's 
,j aeeds and challenges to the church and by interpreting 
;' the gospel to the world. 

1, i Our doctrinal standards provide historic affirmations 
J that can assist us in the discernment of scriptural truth 
; in ever-changing contexts. Our theological task includes 
; the interpretation, renewal, and elaboration of these 
doctrines in carrying out our calling "to spread scriptur- 
al holiness over these lands." 
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rhe Nature of Our Theological Task 

i 1 Our theological task is both critical and constructive. 

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asking, Are they true? Appropriate? Clear? Cogent? 
Credible? Do they provide the church and its members 
with a witness that is faithful to the gospel as reflected in 
our heritage and that is authentic and convincing in the 
light of human experience and the present state of 
human knowledge? Our theological task is constructive 
in that every generation must appropriate creatively the 
wisdom of the past and seek God in their midst in order 
to think afresh about God, revelation, sin, redemption, 
worship, the church, freedom, justice, moral responsi- 
bility, and other significant theological concerns. Our 
summons is to understand and receive the gospel 
promises in our troubled and uncertain times. 

Our theological task is both individual and communal. 
It is a feature in the ministry of individual Christians. It 
requires the participation of all who are in our church, 
lay and ordained, because the mission of the church is to 
be carried out by everyone who is called to discipleship. 
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truth given to us in Jesus Christ. Theological inquiry is 
by no means a casual undertaking. It requires sustained 
discipUnes of study, reflection, and prayer. Yet the 
discernment of "plain truth for plain people" is not 
limited to theological specialists. Scholars have their 
role to play in assisting the people of God to fulfill this 
calling, but all Christians are called to theological 
reflection. 

Our theological task is communal. It unfolds in 
conversations open to the experiences, insights, and 
traditions of all constituencies that make up United 
Methodism. This dialogue belongs to the Ufe of every 
congregation. It is fostered by the bishops, by the 
boards, agencies, and theological schools of the church, 
and by the church's laity and clergy. Conferences speak 
and act for United Methodists in their official decisions 
at appropriate levels. Our conciliar and representative 
forms of decision-making do not release Methodists as 
individuals from the responsibility to develop sound 
theological judgment. 

Our theological task is essentially pracft'ca/. It informs 
the individual's daily decisions and serves the church's 
Ufe and work. While highly theoretical constructions of 
Christian thought make important contributions to 
theological understanding, we finally measure such 
statements by their practical significance. Our interest 
is to incorporate the promises and demands of the 
gospel into our daily lives. Theological inquiry can 
clarify our thinking about what we are to say and do. It 
presses us to pay attention to the world around us. The 
realities of intense human suffering, threats to the 
survival of life, and challenges to human dignity 
confront us afresh with fundamental theological issues: 
the nature and purposes of God, the relations of human 
beings to one another, the nature of human freedom and 
responsibihty, and the care and proper use of all 
creation. 

Theological Guidelines: Soxu-ces and Criteria 

As United Methodists, we have an obUgation to bear a 
vahd Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the Uving reality 
at the center of the church's life and witness. To fulfill 
this obligation, we reflect critically on oiu* biblical and 
theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the 
witness we make in our own time. Two considerations 
are central to this endeavor the sources from which we 
derive our theological affirmations £ind the criteria by 
which we assess the adequacy of our imderstanding and 
witness. 

Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian 
faith stands revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradi- 
tion, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by 
reason. Scripture is primary, revealing the Word of God 
"so far as it is necessary for our salvation." Therefore, 
our theological task, in both its critical and constructive 
aspects, focuses on disciplined study of the Bible. To aid 
his study of the Bible and deepen his understanding of 
faith, Wesley drew on Christian tradition, in particular 
the Patristic writings, the ecumenical creeds, the 
teachings of the Reformers, and the Uteratiu-e of 
contemporary spirituality. Thus, tradition provides 
both a source and a measure of authentic Christian 



witness, though its authority derives from its faithful- 
ness to the biblical message. 

The Christian witness, even when grounded in Scrip- 
ture and mediated by tradition, is ineffectual unless 
understood and appropriated by the individual. To 
become our witness, it must make sense in terms of our 
own reason and experience. For Wesley, a cogent 
account of the Christian faith required the use of reason, 
both to understand Scriptiu-e and to relate the bibUcal 
message to wider fields of knowledge. He looked for 
confirmations of the biblical witness in human experi- 
ence, especially the experiences of regeneration and 
sanctification, but also in the "common sense" knowl- 
edge of everyday experience. 

The interaction of these sources and criteria in 
Wesley's own theology furnishes a guide for our 
continuing theological task as United Methodists. 

The Primacy of Scripture 

United Methodists share with other Christians the 
conviction that Scripture is the primary source and 
criterion for authentic Christian truth and witness. The 
Bible bears authoritative testimony to God's self-disclo- 
sure in the pilgrimage of Israel, in the life, death, and 
resvurection of Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit's 
constant activity in human history, especially in the 
mission of early Christianity. As we open our minds and 
hearts to the Word of God through the words of human 
beings inspired by the Holy Spirit, faith is bom and 
nourished, our understanding is deepened, and the 
possibilities for transforming the world become ap- 
parent to us. 

The Bible is sacred canon for Christian people, 
formally acknowledged as such by historic ecumenical 
councils of the church. Our doctrinal standards identify 
as canonical thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and 
the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. Oiur 
standards affirm the Bible as the source of all that is 
"necessary and sufficient unto salvation" (Articles of 
Religion) and "the true rule and guide for faith and 
practice" (Confession of Faith). 

We properly read Scripture within the beUeving 
community, informed by the tradition of that communi- 
ty. We interpret individual tests in light of their place in 
the Bible as a whole. We are aided by scholarly inquiry 
and personal insight, under the guidance of the Holy 
Spirit. Wesley's method of interpretation applied this 
rule: "The obscure text is to be interpreted by those 
which speak more plainly," and the more difficult 
passages understood in terms of the "analogy of faith," 
that is, "the whole scope and tenor of Scriptxu-e," the 
core witness of Scripture as a whole. As we work with 
each text, we take into account what we have been able , 
to learn about the original context and intention of that 
text. In this understanding we draw upon the careful 
historical, Uterary, and textual studies of recent years, 
which have enriched our understanding of the Bible. 

Through this careful handling of Scripture, we may 
come to know the truth of the biblical message in its 
bearing on our own lives and the life of the world. Thus 
the Bible serves both as a source of our feiith and as the 
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Tradition, Experience, and Reason 

While we acknowledge the primacy of Scripture in 

I theological reflection, our attempts to grasp its meaning 
always involve tradition, experience, and reason. The 

. Wesleyan heritage, reflecting its origins in the catholic 
and reformed ethos of English Christianity, directs us to 
a self-conscious use of these three resources in inter- 
preting Scripture and in formulating tsAth statements 
based on the biblical witness. These resources are, along 

I with Scripture, indispensable to our theological task, 
though in given instances we do not necessarily draw 
explicitly on all three. John Wesley sometimes used 
Scripture and tradition together. At other times he 

1 illumined a text by referring to experience or common 

. sense. At all times he sought to portray the unity of the 
biblical witness. 
The close relationship of tradition, experience, and 

. reason appears in the Bible itself. Scripture comprises a 
variety of diverse traditions, some of which reflect 
tensions in interpretation within the early Judeo-Chris- 
tian heritage. However, these traditions are woven 
together in the Bible in a manner that expresses the 
fundamental unity of God's revelation as received and 

I experienced by the people in their own lives. The 
developing communities of faith judged them, therefore, 
to be an authoritative witness to that revelation. In 
recognizing the interrelationship and inseparability of 
the four basic resources for theological understanding, 
we are following a model which is present in the biblical 
text itself. 

Tradition. The theological task does not start anew in 
each age or each person. Christianity does not leap from 
New Testament times to the present as though nothing 
were to be learned from that great cloud of witnesses in 
between. For centuries Christians have sought to 
interpret the truth of the gospel for their time. In these 
attempts, tradition, understood both in terms of process 
and form, has played an important role. The passing on 
and receiving of the gospel among persons, regions, and 
generations constitutes a dynamic element of Christian 
history. The formulations and practices that grew out of 
specific circiunstances constitute the legacy of the 
corporate experience of earlier Christian communities. 
These traditions are found in many cultures around the 
globe. But the history of Christianity includes a mixture 
of ignorance, misguided zeal, and sin. Scripture remains 
the norm by which all traditions are judged. 

The story of the church reflects the most basic sense of 
tradition, the continuing activity of God's Spirit trans- 
forming human life. Tradition is the history of that 
continuing environment of grace in and by which all 
Christians Uve, God's self-giving love in Jesus Christ. As 
such, tradition transcends the story of particular 
traditions. In this deeper sense of tradition, all Chris- 
tians share a common history. Within that history, 
Christian tradition precedes Scripture, and yet Scrip- 
ture comes to be the focal expression of the tradition. As 
United Methodists, we pursue our theological task in 
openness to the richness of both the forms and power of 
tradition. 



The multiplicity of traditions furnishes a richly varied 
resource for theological reflection and construction. For 
United Methodists, certain strands of tradition have 
special importance as the historic foundation of our 
doctrinal heritage and the distinctive expressions of our 
communal existence. We are now challenged by tradi- 
tions from around the world which accent dimensions of 
Christian understanding that grow out of the sufferings 
and victories of the downtrodden. Some of these 
traditions help us rediscover the bibUcal regard for the 
* poor, the disabled, the imprisoned, the oppressed, the 
outcast. They underscore the equality of all persons in 
Jesus Christ. They display the capacity of the gospel to 
free us to embrace the diversity of human cultures*and 
appreciate their values. They reinforce our traditional 
understanding of the inseparability of personal salva- 
tion and social justice. They deepen our commitment to 
global peace. A critical appreciation of these traditions 
can compel us to think about God in new ways, enlarge 
our vision of shalom, and enhance our confidence in 
God's provident love. 

Tradition acts as a measure of validity and propriety 
for a community's faith insofar as it represents a 
consensus of faith. The various traditions that presently 
make claims upon us may contain conflicting images 
and insights of truth and validity. We examine such 
conflicts in light of Scripture, reflecting critically upon 
the doctrinal stance of our church. It is by the discerning 
use of our standards and an openness to emerging forms 
of Christian identity that we attempt to maintain fidelity 
to the apostolic faith. At the same time, we continue to 
draw on the broader Christian tradition as an expres- 
sion of the history of divine grace within which 
Christians are able to recognize and welcome one 
another in love. 

Experience. In our theological task, we follow Wes- 
ley's practice of examining experience, both individual 
and corporate, for confirmations of the realities of God's 
grace attested in Scripture. Our experience interacts 
with Scripture. We read Scripture in light of the 
conditions and events that help shape who we are, and 
we examine our experience in terms of Scripture. 

On the personal level, experience is to the individual 
as tradition is to the church: it is the personal 
appropriation of God's forgiving and empowering 
grace. Experience authenticates in our own lives the 
truths revealed in Scripture and illumined in tradition, 
enabling us to claim the Christian witness as our own. 
Wesley described faith and its assurance as "a sure trust 
and confidence" in the mercy of God through our Lord 
Jesus Christ, and a steadfast hope of all good things to 
be received at God's hand. Such assurance is God's 
gracious gift through the witness of the Holy Spirit. This 
"new life in Christ" is what we as United Methodists 
mean when we speak of "Christian experience." Chris- 
tian experience gives us new eyes to see the living truth 
in Scripture. It confirms the biblical message for our 
present. It illumines our understanding of God and 
creation, and motivates us to make sensitive moral 
judgments. 

Although profoundly personal, Christian experience 
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experience of the Church and by the common experi- 
ences of all humanity. In our attempts to understand the 
biblical message, we recognize that God's gift of 
liberating love embraces the whole of creation. Some 
facets of human experience tax our theological under- 
standing. Many of God's people Uve in terror, hunger, 
loneliness, and degradation. Everyday experiences of 
birth and death, of growth and life in the created world, 
and an awareness of wider social relations also belong 
to serious theological reflection. A new awareness of 
such experiences can inform our appropriation of 
scriptural truths and sharpen our appreciation of the 
good news of the Kingdom of God. 

As a source for theological reflection, experience, like 
tradition, is richly varied, challenging our efforts to put 
into words the totality of the promises of the gospel. We 
interpret experience in the light of scriptural norms, just 
as our experience informs our reading of the bibUcal 
message. In this respect. Scripture remains central in 
our efforts to be faithful in making our Christian 
witness. 

Reason. Though we recognize that God's revelation 
and our experiences of God's grace continually surpass 
the scope of human language and reason, we also 
believe that any disciplined theological work calls for 
the careful use of reason. Although not itself a source of 
theology, reason is a necessary tool. By reason we read 
and interpret Scripture. By reason we determine 
whether our Christian witness is clear. By reason we ask 
questions of faith and seek to understand God's action 
and will. By reason we organize the understandings that 
compose our witness and render them internally coher- 
ent. By reason we test the congruence of our witness to 
the biblical testimony and to the traditions which 
mediate that testimony to us. By reason we relate our 
witness to the full range of human knowledge and 
experience. We seek nothing less than a total view of 
reality that is decisively informed by the promises and 
imperatives of the Christian gospel, though we know 
well that such an attempt will always be marred by the 
limits and distortions characteristic of human knowl- 
edge. Nevertheless, by our quest for reasoned under- 
standings of Christian faith we seek to grasp and 
express the gospel in a way that will commend itself to 
thoughtful persons who are seeking to know and follow 
God's ways. 

In theological reflection, the resources of tradition, 
experience, and reason are integral to our study of 
Scripture without displacing its primacy for faith and 
practice. These four resources — each making distinctive 
contributions, yet all finally working together — guide 
our quest as United Methodists for a vital and appropri- 
ate Christian witness. 

The Present Challenge to Theology in the Church 
In addition to historic tensions and conflicts that still 
require resolution, new issues continually arise that 
summon us to fresh theological inquiry. Daily we are 
presented with an array of concerns that challenge our 
proclamation of God's reign over all of human existence. 
Of crucial importance are concerns generated by great 
human struggles for dignity, liberation, and fulfill- 



ment — aspirations that are inherent elements in God's 
design for creation. These concerns are borne by 
theologies that express the heart cries of the downtrod- 
den and the aroused indignation of the compassionate. 
The perils of nuclear destruction, terrorism, war, 
poverty, violence, and injustice confront us. Injustices 
linked to race, gender, class, and age are widespread in 
our times. Misuse of natural resources and disregard for 
the fragile balances in our environment contradict our 
calling to care for God's creation. Secularism pervades 
high-technology civilizations, hindering human aware- 
ness of the spiritual depths of existence. We seek an ' 
authentic Christian response to these reahties, that the 
healing and redeeming work of God might be present in 
our words and deeds. Too often, theology is used to 
support practices that are unjust. We look for answers 
that are in harmony with the gospel and do not claim 
exemption from critical assessment. 

United Methodists as a diverse people continue to 
strive for consensus in understanding the gospel. In our . 
diversity, we are held together by a shared inheritance { 
and a common desire to participate in the creative and ' 
redemptive activity of God. Our task is to articulate our 
vision in a way that will draw us together as a people in 
mission. In the name of Jesus Christ we are called to 
work within our diversity while exercising patience and 
forbearance with one another. Such patience stems 
neither from indifference toward truth nor from an 
indulgent tolerance of error but from an awareness that : 
we know only in part and that none of us is able to search 
the mysteries of God except by the Spirit of God. We 
proceed with our theological task, trusting that the i 
Spirit will grant us wisdom to continue our journey with 
the whole people of God. 

Ecumenical Commitment. Christian unity remains i 
one of the great needs of the church. Engagement with 
our own tradition equips us to enter more productively 
into ecumenical dialogue with the major confessions of 
the church universal. The United Methodist Church has 
firmly committed itself to the cause of Christian unity 
and processes leaeing toward that goal on the local, 
national, and world levels. These processes include 
councils of churches, common worship and projects, 
and joint consultations that establish mutual recogni- 
tion and exhibit before the world that Christians are one 
body in Christ. We see the Holy Spirit at work in the 
major ecumenical developments in our own time. We 
rejoice in those ecumenical accords which have been 
reached and look toward the healing of age-old divisions 
and the renewal of the church in unity and mission. J 

Ecumenical engagement has broadened into serious '< 
interfaith encounters and explorations between Chris- 
tians and adherents of other living religions of the 
world, seeking bases for mutual understanding. We 
recognize that we are all bound together on this planet. 
We see the need for a self-critical view of our own 
tradition and an accurate appreciation of other tradi- 
tions if we are to aim at raising aU such relationships to ; 
the highest possible level of human fellowship and 
understanding. Recognizing that the Spirit of God is at 
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i: and insights that others share with us. We labor together 
:j with the help of God toward the salvation, health, and 
peace of all people. In respectful conversations and in 
practical cooperation, we confess our faith in Jesus 
Christ and strive to display the manner in which he is the 
life and hope of the world. 

Conclusion 

Doctrine arises out of the life of the church — its faith, 
its worship, its discipline, its conflicts, its challenges 
from the world it would serve. Evangelism, nurture, and 
I mission require a constant effort to integrate authentic 
experience, rational thought, and purposeful action 
with theological integrity. A convincing witness to our 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can contribute to the 
renewal of our faith and the strengthening of the church 
, as an agent of heaUng and reconciliation. 

This witness, however, cannot fully describe or 
encompass the mystery of God. Though we experience 
the wonder of God's grace at work with us and among us 
and though we know the joy of the present signs of God's 
kingdom, each new step makes us more aware of the 
ultimate mystery of God, from which arises a heart of 
wonder and an attitude of humility. Yet we trust that we 
can know more fully what is essential for our participa- 
I tion in God's saving work in the world, and we are 
confident in the ultimate unfolding of God's justice and 
mercy. 

In this spirit we take up our theological task, 
endeavoring to understand the love of God given in 
Jesus Christ and to spread this love abroad. As we see 
more clearly who we have been, as we understand more 
fully the needs of the world, as we draw more effectively 
upon our theological heritage, we will become better 
equipped to fulfill our calling as the people of God. 

Now to him 

who by the power at work within us 

is able to do far more abundantly 

than all that we ask or think, 

to him be glory in the church 

and in Christ Jesus to all generations, 

for ever and ever. Amen. 



In 69. 






— Ephesians 3:20-21, RSV 

Petition Number: 3-FM-69D; PNW. 

Retain H 69. 



Petition Number: 1031-FM-OOD; MUMC, 

Add a new section following present H 69: 

The Mission of the United Methodist Church 

"Grace Upon Grace": God's Mission and 
Ours 



Introduction 

Mission is the action of the God of grace who 
creates out of love, who calls a covenant com- 
munity, who graciously redeems and recon- 
ciles a broken and sinful people in Jesus 
Christ, and who through the Holy Spirit calls 
the church into being as the instrument of the 
good news of grace to all people. Mission is also 
the church's grateful response to what God has 
done, is doing, and will do. Our church needs a 
vision to discern both the graceful actions of 
God and the everchanging conditions of the 
world. A grace-formed church is one which 
responsibly participates in God's action in and 
for the world. 

Grace has been the consistent dominating 
motif in our considerations. The Bible is su- 
premely the story of God's way in the world — 
God who is grace and whose way is grace. 
Historically, the theme of grace is of particular 
significance for United Methodists who seek a 
clearer sense of identity and calling as we 
move into a third century. The various tradi- 
tions now constituting The United Methodist 
Church were primarily Anglican (Wesley), Re- 
formed (Otterbein), evangelical, and pietist but 
they were also debtors to wider Christian influ- 
ences. While the traditions had distinctive dif- 
ferences, they shared in common a view of 
divine grace, though variously expressed, 
which was three-fold: God's grace goes before 
us (prevenience), God's grace comes among us 
uniquely in the person of Jesus Christ (justifi- 
cation), and God's grace abides with us restor- 
ing our lives to an unrelenting love for God and 
neighbor (sanctification). God's saving grace 
revealed in Jesus Christ is not three but one. 
The triune God is grace who in Christ and 
through the Holy Spirit prepares, saves, and 
makes a new people. Our traditions were unit- 
ed in proclaiming this one Christ, one grace, 
one mission as Holy Scripture testifies. 

Missional vision is not created by the church, 
rather it is given to the church by God's saving 
activity in and on behalf of the world. This 
statement seeks to identify the sources of our 
faith and life — scripture and our own tradition. 
It also seeks to be relevant to present and 
coming generations of the church. Identity and 
relevance are not easily reconciled, but an 
adequate mission statement should endeavor 
to join these two dimensions. Identity implies 
that a mission statement is not a new gospel but 
rather a clear announcement of the gospel of 
grace as revealed in Jesus Christ. Relevance 
entails a serious analysis and description of 
the contemporary world and its projected fu- 
ture. In short, identity is the effort to establish 
the norm of mission, and relevance is the at- 
tempt to mold the form of mission. The purpose 
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specific program but to set forth as clearly as 
possible the gospel of grace as it impels us to 
evangelize and serve the world which God in Christ 
"so loved." 

As we seek a clearer sense of being and 
doing, we call our church to a renewed vision 
of who by God's grace we are: a people called 
by God to be a people for God in the world. To 
this end we look nowhere else but to Christ and 
pray with Charles Wesley: 

"O that the world might taste and see 

The riches of his grace! 
The arms of love that compass me 

Would all the world embrace." 

Our Unifying Vision 

1. The prologue of the Gospel of John affirms 
that God offers "grace upon grace" (John 1:16). 
From the "fulness" of God came the grace and 
truth of the Word made flesh. In the light of this 
act we can recognize God's continuous self- 
giving. The suggestion is of continual waves. 
God's grace comes again and again and again. 
This is God's way of being, and it evokes and 
guides our way of being. 

2. Oiu- mission is to witness to this grace of God 
in Jesus Christ through the giving of our lives 
in sacrificial love: by retelling the story of 
God's self-giving, by inviting people to respond 
to God's grace, by building up the Body of 
Christ through inclusive love, and by offering 
our lives in the service of others. In the 
following sections we shall speak of God's love 
and of Christians' thankful response as we 
seek to explore this "grace upon grace" in 
order to interpret God's mission and ours. 

3. Scripture provides our decisive vision of 
mission. The biblical account stresses divine 
initiative. God is Creator and calls nature and 
nations into being. In specific act, God calls 
Abraham in order that through Abraham and 
Sarah and their descendants all nations of the 
earth might be blessed. In this action, God 
affirms that salvation and witness are insepa- 
rably boiuid. The People of God are wholly 
dependent upon the grace of God. To be in 
covenant with God is to be caUed into mission. 
The ancient scriptures recount God's grace 
and the Hebrews' response as both faithful and 
unfaithful. Historians, prophets, and psalmists 
recall God's covenant and Israel's life within 
the covenant. Therefore, the people of God are 
to be people for God in the world. 

4. In the New Testament, Jesus uniquely 
embodies God's mission. In the generosity of 
self-giving, God in Jesus Christ offers redemp- 
tion to all people and invites them to become 
disciples and go forth as ministers of reconcili- 
ation. The New Testament churches are com- 
munities in mission. The book of Acts de- 



scribes the work of the Holy Spirit extending 
the movement. Paul becomes an apostle to the 
gentiles. Other Christians travel to spread the 
good news. Jesus Christ is proclaimed: God's 
grace abounds! 

5. God's presence in the world is grace. God's 
character is grace; grace is what God is and 
always is: love acting. God as grace is made 
explicit in the Ufe, death and resurrection of 
Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ defines grace: Im- 
manuel, God with us as a person. Grace is not a 
thing to be exchanged or possessed; grace is 
not primarily a gift but a giver. Grace is God's 
way of being in the world, the expression of 
God's own self. Jesus Christ is grace and when 
we witness to him we witness to grace. 

6. Jesus Christ is the Lord who is servant and 
the servant who is Lord. As Lord, Jesus 
inaugurates and promises the kingdom of God. 
God's sovereign rule has been asserted in our 
world. As servant, Jesus identifies with the 
human condition and expresses his glory 
through suffering. We acknowledge Jesus as 
Lord by participating in his kingdom and in his 
servant ministry. He who was greatest became 
the least and invites us to identify with him 
through sacrificial love. We who receive grace 
are to share grace, for grace is the heart of the 
gospel. 

7. Jesus sets the ground for and the course of 
mission. In the gospels we see Christ Jesus: 

preaching good news, 

healing the sick, 

calling the righteous to new commitments to 

the kingdom, 

feeding the hungry, 

raising the dead, 

overtiiming the tables of corruption, 

teaching the signs of the kingdom, 

liberating the captives, 

giving sight to the bUnd, 

dying on the cross, 

rising from death, 

living among his people. 

8. Mission is the church's witness to Jesus 
Christ. Therefore, the church's being in the 
world is in response to God's being in the 
world. The church's mission is to proclaim 
God's grace through word and life and, thus, 
witness to God's kingdom rule. In specific 
human form and in specific historical contexts, 
the church is a sign of the kingdom of God and 
is called to embody God's grace in mission. 

9. We, as United Methodists, pursue a unifying 
vision by "looking to Jesus the pioneer and 
perfecter of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2). This is 
our vision; a vision which sets our vocation. We 
are a people called by God to be a people for 
God in the world. Recipients of grace, we 
become witnesses to grace. As United Method- 
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Oiir M issional Heritage 

10. We, as United Methodists, were born in 
mission. This major Christian revival began in 
eighteenth century England and to this move- 
ment John and Charles Wesley provided 
leadership. A new word was spoken to a new 
situation. Subsequently, the evangelical work 
of Barbara Heck, William Otterbein, Francis 
Asbury, Martin Boehm, Harry Hosier, and 
Jacob Albright helped evoke spiritual awak- 
ening in North America. 

11. The Methodist preachers who gathered at 
the founding conference in Baltimore in 1784 
(the Christmas Conference) were conscious 
participants in a missionary movement being 
formed into a church. The new church was 
organized for specific missional purposes: "To 
reform the continent, and to spread scriptural 
Holiness over these lands." 

12. The United Brethren in Christ and the 
Evangelical Association directed their minis- 
tries, in the early 1800s, primarily, to Germian- 
speaking immigrants. With fervor, they stated 
their mission, ". . .that the church of God may 
be built up, and sinners converted, so that God 
in Christ may be honored." 

13. The message of these early preachers was 
Jesus Christ: God's grace free in all, free to all, 
free for aU. They preached Jesus who comes 
before we ask (prevenient grace), who pardons 
(justifying grace) and who cleanses and cre- 
ates new life (sanctifying grace). Grace was 
their theme. Redemption of life was their hope. 

14. The revival spread with amazing speed. 
Evangelistic zeal was unquenchable. Preach- 
ing was incessant, prayer fervent, invitations 
intense, conversions many. God had called 
men and women through whom a world might 
be blessed. Our forebears responded and good 
fruit was produced. Laypeople took initiative. 
Preachers traveled immense geographical cir- 
cuits. Revival shook the land. People were 
exhorted to personal commitment to Christ, 
congregations were formed, and classes were 
organized. The evangelistic movements 
crossed the North American continent and 
challenged the nation. 

15. Growth followed the effort of mission. By 
the 1840s Methodism had become the largest 
Christian body in the United States, and the 
Evangelical Association and the United Breth- 
ren in Christ continued to grow. These revival 
movements, increasingly important in Ameri- 
can life, were reflections of as well as influ- 
ences in North American culture. There were, 
through the same period, spUts over social, 
moral, and racial issues. Nine major divisions 
occurred in the first one hundred years. Yet, in 
1881 the first World Methodist Ecumenical 
Conference was held in London. Movements 
toward separation and union were both pres- 



ent. Distinctive life and cultural accommoda- 
tion struggled within the church. The revival 
movement was experiencing the pain and joy 
of its failures and its successes. 

16. We recall our heritage with thanksgiving. 
With thousands of tongues we sing, "The 
triumphs of his grace." There was cause to 
rejoice. And there was cause to repent. While 
emphasis on the theme of grace continued, 
subtle changes in focus began to blur the early 
vision. Dependence upon God shifted to 
human independence. Church members were 
tempted by, and at times yielded to, dubious 
cultured values such as materialism, racism, 
war mentality, and less discipUned living. 

17. Grace creates mission; grace corrects mis- 
sion. Our church is called to measure itself by 
God's gracious intent. There is no cheap grace; 
God's grace is costly as death. So grace is also 
connected with judgment. We Uve by grace 
under the norm of grace. United Methodism is 
called to life, to penance, and to renewal by 
God who in all ways is grace. 

Mission: Reform 

18. Witness to God's grace through word and 
life calls for personal and social transforma- 
tion. Individual and corporate life are indivisi- 
ble. The revival movement which began with 
an emphasis on personal regeneration extend- 
ed into socied reform. Methodists in the nine- 
teenth century faced a society of increasing 
wealth and witnessed the destructive powers 
of alcohol and slavery. To Uve by grace meant 
that they must chart their way as Christian 
disciples. 

19. Most urgent among the social issues was 
the institution and practice of slavery. The 
1784 "Christmas Conference" stated the 
church's position: slavery could not be recon- 
ciled with either scriptural witness or Chris- 
tian conscience. From the beginning the mem- 
bership of the church was bi-racial. Yet 
General Conference compromised the issue of 
slave holding as early as the next year. Many 
Blacks felt it necessary to leave the Methodist 
Episcopal Church and establish their own 
churches. Slavery was a chief issue in the 
internal divisions of the church, especially the 
division between the South and the North in 
1844. The story of the church's role in regard to 
slavery is remembered with both pride and 
shame. To recall the past is to face the present; 
racism remains a challenge to our world, to our 
nation, and to our church. 

20. Abstinence from alcohol became a princi- 
pal focus of reform of the nation. What was 
originally believed to be a private moral matter 
became a social issue. Families and communi- 
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make up United Methodism challenged the 
sale and use of alcohol. Drug and alcohol abuse 
continue, and the church must strenuously 
challenge these social iUs. 

21. Growth of personal, institutional, and na- 
tional wealth raised moral questions. How 
would wealth be acquired and used? How are 
the values of an increasingly affluent society 
assessed? How does one serve those who are 
impoverished? Our predecessors originaUy 
responded with attempts to dissuade selfish 
interests and to promote generosity toward 
those in need. They also developed social 
programs that affected wages, working condi- 
tions, women's roles, child labor, and political 
responsibility. Contemporary images of per- 
sonal success have corrupted our mored sense; 
in contrast, the church must support economic 
justice and opportunity for all. 

22. An ethical agenda for the times became 
clearer and, in 1908, the Methodist Episcopal 
Church affirmed the "Methodist Social 
Creed." In 1909, the United Brethren in Christ 
approved a similar statement. In 1914, the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South approved 
a statement; and, in 1916, the Methodist Protes- 
tant Church took similar action. Social trans- 
formation offered a new frontier in mission. 

23. The inaugurated and expected kingdom of 
God has provided our vision, and our social 
involvement has been impressive. A brief list is 
suggestive: educational institutions, orphan- 
ages, hospitals, camps, retirement homes. For 
the sake of persons, we have been involved in 
political activity and we have responded to 
global human need. Our church has a history 
of human care and social responsibility. We 
have attempted, as people of God, to be people 
for God in the world. 

Mission: Global 

24. Our foiinders understood mission as es- 
sential to the being of the church. To be a 
church was, they knew, to be in mission; it was 
to live a servant life. Outreach, therefore, was 
expressed in multiple forms of home and 
foreign activities. The Methodist Episcopal 
Church organized a Mission Society in 1819 to 
minister to Native Americans. In 1820 official 
recognition was given to the work of John 
Stewart, an ex-slave, among the members of 
the Wyandotte Reservation in Ohio. The first 
overseas missionary work was initiated in 1832 
by Melville Cox who organized the conference 
in Liberia. In 1835 efforts began in South 
America, in 1847 in China, and in 1849 in 
Europe. Gradually the global vision enlarged 
to include all continents. There was continual 
discovery of new challenges. 

25. Women of the church enlarged the vision of 
mission, especially in regard to social ministry 
and women's and children's services, and 



added to the impetus for mission work. More 
than one-half of all missionaries, after 1869, 
were women. Before 1900 the antecedent 
bodies of the United Methodist Church had 
formed women's home and foreign missionary 
societies. Through study programs, institution 
building, generous giving, and innovative 
service projects the women of the church have 
provided exemplary mission leadership. 

26. A comprehensive world view has charac- 
terized our church's outreach. To see the world 
as one, to live in the world as the Body of ' 
Christ, to be bearers of grace, all of these are 
privileges of every Christian community and 
treasured aspects of our own tradition. They 
are also a part of our ultimate hope. As we 
survey our past and look to God's future, we 
are humbly aware of the cloud of witnesses 
who have bequeathed a goodly heritage of 
gracious service. We also are aware of the 
intermixing of mission activities with national 
ambitions, economic gains, and cultural 
values. We recognize both achievements and 
failures; we acknowledge God's grace in Jesus 
Christ as both norm and judge. 

27. The United Methodist Church must be 
prepared for fundamental changes occurring 
in the world church. Christian population is 
growing most rapidly in Africa £ind Asia. There 
is a shift in the power of decision and in the 
vitality of church life. We live in a time of basic 
reordering of international Christianity. 
Christians on every continent will be receiving 
as well as sending missionaries and will be 
renewed by the strength of partnership and 
mutuality. New cultural influences are pres- 
enting themselves and calling us to enlarged 
world awareness. We are a part of a new, 
dynamic relationship, a relationship in which 
all of us will learn to listen as weU as teach. 
Humility and gratitude must reshape our sense 
of mission responsibility. 

28. The twentieth century has witnessed an 
ecumenical sense of mission. The effort to 
develop a whole church for the whole world 
led to missionary conferences, notably in 
Edinbvirgh in 1910 and continuing to the 
establishment of the World Council of 
Churches in 1948. Leaders such as John R. 
Mott, E. Stanley Jones, and G. Bromley Oxnam 
have come from our tradition; and our mission 
intention continues to be global and ecumeni- 
cal. 

Mission: An Expanding Agenda 

29. Grace sets the agenda for mission. But 
what is grace in the twentieth century? For 
Martin Luther, in the sixteenth century, it was 
God's all-sufficient, unmerited love in justifi- 
cation. Sola gratia, grace alone, was his cry. For 
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Justification and sanctification were his 
watch-words. And for us? These emphases 
continue with new accents. God's grace is 
strong love, a judging and transforming love, a 
love which takes sides with those in special 
need: with justice against injustice and with 
liberation versus oppression. God's grace is 
God's strength serving people. God's grace is 
especially present as redemptive rule. We are a 
part of a coming kingdom and grace becomes 
servant of justice, defender of the poor, chal- 
lenger of culture, empowerer of the dispos- 
sessed, critic of political and economic abuse. 
Grace is God caring and struggling where life 
is broken, abused, or oppressed. And grace 
places us, with God, in these arenas. 

30. The optimism of grace stands in sharp 
contrast to the fallen condition of human 
beings. The reign of sin in human life and in 
human affairs is a tragic reality in our world. 
Although created in the image of God, human 
beings turn from God and deface that image. 
Self love replaces the love of God. "All have 
sinned," Paul says, "and fall short of the glory 
of God" (Romans 3:23). Captured by false love, 
human beings have neither the will nor the 
capacity to restore the divine image. Our only 
hope is in God's redeeming grace. For "where 
sin increased, grace abounded all the more" 
(Romans 5:20). Witness to this grace has been 
the substance of our tradition's preaching. Our 
mission is grounded in God's redemptive grace 
in Jesus Christ as this is enlivened by the Holy 
Spirit; we continue our mission by presenting 
Christ who redeems human beings from their 
sin. 

31. To respond faithfully it is necessary to 
confront our own unfaithfulness: unfaithful- 
ness generated by bland, sentimental, com- 
fortable, and blurred relating of the gospel to 
the world. We do not acknowledge the lost 
condition of the world, the radical alienation of 
people from God, or the depth of human hurt. 
We have too quickly bought the world's values, 
provided easy explanation, and excused the 
world or ourselves. But grace can also empow- 
er us to see the world from the standpoint of the 
gospel. 

32. We must recognize that people have spirit- 
ual need. For our forebears their mission was 
clear: to save souls. This task continues. Yet, 
the spiritually distressed are often invisible 
because they cover their inward poverty with 
fashion. Persons estranged from God — cap- 
tured by willful sin — sit in our congregations, 
stand in our pulpits, live in our neighborhoods, 
walk our streets, wait on us in stores, and work 
in our offices. The fields are ready for harvest; 
yet we fail to notice people who attempt to live 
without God. But God makes these people 
visible to us and Christ died for sinners. 

33. We live in a world of intense loneliness. 



People often lose the meaning of family, of 
community, and of lives bound together. We 
fail to recognize the strangers among us. We do 
not reach out and touch and often feel un- 
touched. Life in a community of faith is a gift 
and a promise of Christian existence. The Body 
of Christ is a reality which must be made 
incarnate in our living. God seeks the lost and 
lonely and helps us recognize the isolated 
person as our near neighbor. 

34. We live with but too often ignore the 
poverty around us: the starving migrants of 
Africa, the street children of Brazil, the home- 
less and hungry of the United States, beggars 
in Europe, desperate people in South Asia, 
refugees on every continent. Our world is fUled 
with people we choose not to see. But the needs 
of strangers must be met; God is making the 
invisible visible; to the silent, God is giving a 
voice. 

35. We travel careful paths and enjoy culture 
developed by others. But we often fail to see the 
hidden victims of injustice, sexism and politi- 
cal oppression. Even when groups of con- 
science bring victims to our attention we 
quickly forget. Nevertheless, these invisible 
persons God makes visible, invisible sufferers 
come before us in their stark reality. We must 
recognize victims and be advocates of their 
cause. 

36. We go through regular routines of work- 
days and weekends, we participate in recre- 
ation and work without noticing the hidden 
persons among us. Our lives are cast in limited 
circles of people most like us educationally, 
culturally, economically and racially. We pass 
people in need without noticing: comfort 
covers our eyes, convenience shrinks our 
vision, familiarity retards enrichment by the 
different. God is making hidden persons visi- 
ble and calls us to recognize them. 

37. God makes the invisible become visible in 
two dimensions. First, visibility increases our 
discernment of the actual world around us. 
Grace is clear eyed. With grace we look at the 
world as it is; there is no pretense, no self-de- 
ception. Second, visibility mandates action. To 
see need is to know the claim of that need upon 
us. God makes the invisible visible. Grace sees 
the world as it is and gives itself in service to 
that world. 

38. There is a prophetic dimension to our 
mission which brings us into conflict with 
cultiu'e. A comfortable church is a question- 
able church. A church in mission is often at 
odds with society and even with itself as an 
ecclesiastical structure. The grace of God 
stands in judgment on every social structure 
and calls for reform. The established habits of 
our churches are also called to judgment by 
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challenges the world and offers its life for that 
world. 

39. A growing clericalism threatens our con- 
temporary church. Clergy support and bene- 
fits have increasingly occupied annual confer- 
ences. A renewal of the meaning of "the call" to 
ministry is needed in which service, sacrifice 
and mission are central. The appointment 
system, which too often functions primarily to 
serve the needs of clergy, must become a 
means by which the church is enabled to be 
more effectively in mission. In every aspect of 
our life and work we, as people of God, must be 
people for God in the world. 

United Methodism in Mission Today 

40. What does it mean for our church to 
understand itself in mission? In great part this 
means to reclaim our heritage. With our 
predecessors, we return to the gospel to 
recognize the world for what it is: powers 
organized in opposition to God. Ours is a world 
filled with unbelief, a world whose social 
systems often express structured evil, and a 
world populated with people who need God. 
To recognize that this world is subject to 
principalities and powers (Romans 8:38; Co- 
lossians 1:16) is a work of grace. Grace 
enlightens and grace enlivens. By grace, hid- 
denness brought to sight allows sight to 
envision mission. 

41. The church's presence in the world, its 
existence in mission, is defined by God's way of 
being in the world. Every local congregation 
and The United Methodist Church exist for 
mission. So we look to Jesus. In his ministry, 
Jesus proclaimed the kingdom and we are 
called to participate in that kingdom. God's 
grace is decisively expressed in Jesus Christ, 
crucified and resurrected (Galatians 2:20). As 
Jesus fulfills the law and the prophets, so we 
participate in his mission of grace by loving 
God with all our heart, and with all our mind, 
and our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27). 
The crucified and risen Christ caUs us to go 
into aU the world, teaching all nations, baptiz- 
ing them in the name of the Father and the Son 
and the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe 
all that he has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). 
Therefore as cross-formed, we are to be in the 
world as hunger-formed and justice-formed, 
peace-formed and poverty-formed. As shaped 
by the resurrection, we are in the world with 
joy and determination and hope; and we live in 
anticipation of the ultimate fulfillment of God's 
will for all creation. 

A Life Changed by Grace 

42. As United Methodists we are witnesses to 
the salvation God offers in Jesus Christ. When 
we who were created in God's image deny God, 



we willfully take on the image of other gods; we 
are disgraced. The tragedy of human sin is not 
only the violation of God's law but the violation 
of God's love. God's grace in Jesus Christ is 
offered in spite of our rejection. God's saving 
presence makes possible our response. Turn- 
ing from idol worship to love of God in Christ is 
conversion. To be converted is to be won by 
God's gracious encounter; it is to be found by 
God and to acknowledge that finding; it is to be 
saved. Once found, we become ambassadors of 
redemption and reconciliation. 

43. As United Methodists we are witnesses to 
God's sanctifying grace, which restores the 
divine image marred and distorted by sin. 
God's grace works continuously in the Chris- 
tian's life to effect inward and outward holi- 
ness, manifesting the "Mind which is in Christ" 
(Philippians 2:5). Our tradition stresses both 
forgiveness (justification) and new life (sancti- 
fication). Rooted in God's grace we participate 
in mission by proclaiming the fullness of grace 
in Christ. The Holy Spirit continues to work in 
us to bring us into Christ-Ukeness of Ufe. In a 
time when we are confronted with truncated 
views of grace and salvation, we boldly affirm 
the sufficiency of grace which is expressed in 
transformed lives. As a part of our mission, we 
affirm both the divine indicative of Christ's 
pardoning grace and the imperative to grow in 
Christian discipleship. 

44. As United Methodists we come from a 
practical or experiential tradition. Theory and 
practice, biblical text and social context are 
inseparably connected. We do not seek a 
formal definition of mission which we can then 
employ. We attempt to act upon the mission 
God has given us. Doctrine and life are tied 
together. We respond to God's call as it comes 
to us, then learn how better to hear and obey. 
God is calling us to reclaim the roots of our 
heritage and produce new fruit in our time. 

45. To write a new mission statement is not to 
state a new gospel or to suddenly discover a 
new world. Rather, it is to make obvious the 
resources of grace in the Gospel which has 
claimed us. The church is therefore called to 
kindle, nurture and live out a vision of that 
divine grace. As the goal of mission is God's 
reign of grace, we Uve toward that vision and 
from that vision. 

46. Conformation of life to Christ is the goal of 
our Christian existence (Romans 12:1-2). Unit- 
ed Methodists in local churches and in the 
larger church are called to specific ways of 
being God's people in the world. We are to seek 
a spirit-formed life: a spiritualify of will and 
mind, a spirituality of personal commitment 
and life in the Body of Christ, a spirituality of 
worship and worldly responsibility. This con- 
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A Church Formed by Grace 

47. To be shaped by God's grace is to live in 
covenant as a community of worship and 
service. Worship is the offering of Hfe to God; it 
is the central event of church existence. To 
worship is to draw into focus an entire way of 
hfe. Self-giving to God in worship is to praise 
God with our whole being. Christian service is 
not a series of isolated actions; to serve is a way 
of Uving. Self-giving to God leads to self-giving 
and gracious concern in every relationship. 
Modes of worship and service are both struc- 
tured and free, expressed through established 
hturgies and institutions as well as through 
innovative and spontaneous words and ac- 
tions. 

48. There are means of grace which help form 
our Uves. Through baptism God incorporates 
us into the Body of Christ. Throughout our 
lives we are called to reaffirm the baptismal 
covenant which leads us into discipleship. 
Through preaching and hearing God's word, 
God offers new and enriched personhood. 
Every local United Methodist church must 
challenge its members to be especially atten- 
tive to personal conversion, expressions of 
community, and the disciphnes of God-cen- 
tered Uving. Biblical study and study of our 
Doctrines and Social Principles are necessary. 
Through participation in the meal of the Lord, 
God conforms us to the death and resurrection 
of Jesus. And there are other means of grace: 
prayer, fasting, and Christian fellowship. Such 
means are important but are not exclusive 
avenues of God's love. God's freedom is not 
limited; God's grace is extravagant! God meets 
us in surprising and significant ways as our 
Uves are graced. 

49. Mission, as service in and for God's king- 
dom, is the vocation of the entire Christian 
Church and of every local church. It is 
impossible to be a true church without being a 
missionary church. Every Christian is to be 
engaged in mission. We are one Body in Christ 
and each person has a role as a part of that 
Body, but the full ministry and mission is that 
of the whole Body for the whole world. 

50. Connectionalism is the distinctive form of 
United Methodism's organizational obedience. 
This connectional system expresses our nus- 
sional Ufe; it ties us together from local church 
to world church; it joins laity and clergy; and it 
holds clergy in covenant as ministers under 
appointment. Connectionalism is a means of 
discovering mission and of supporting mis- 
sion; in this bonding we seek to understand 
and enact our life of service. The vitaUty of our 
connectional system, the renewal of our con- 
ference covenant, and shared mission are 
essential to our bodily Ufe in Christ as United 
Methodists. 



51. Inclusiveness of all people is to be charac- 
teristic of the missional church. As a gracious 
community, a church in mission embraces 
those whose appearance, behavior, mental or 
physical conditions mark them as different. 
People who represent race, ethnic, class, age, 
and gender differences become one in the 
Body of Christ. The reach of grace is unlimited, 
the binding of grace is firm. 

52. Ecumenical affirmation is a United Method- 
ist commitment. Mission and ecumenism are 
inseparably bound. Mission is ecumenical as 
we seek to Uve in cooperation and communion 
with the many authentic Christian communi- 
ties that God in grace calls into existence. We 
desire to live in communion with aU who are in 
communion with Jesus Christ. We are thankful 
for aU sisters and brothers in Christ and we 
seek unity amidst our diversity. 

53. Global awareness for our mission is required 
by God's embracing love. We live closely with 
people very different from ourselves. Cultures 
interact, reUgions meet, strangers are neigh- 
bors. Every local United Methodist church has 
global connections and must recognize these 
connections. The grace discovered in Christ 
makes necessary a truly global vision and 
mission. 

54. Diversity of faithful expression must be 
acknowledged and supported in our mission. 
We are one in Christ; yet Christians, even 
within the same community, have a variety of 
responsibiUties (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). United 
Methodists are to provide nurture and support 
for decisions of conscience, for distinct modes 
of authentic Christian activity, for different 
interpretations of situations and responsible 
action. As a church we ask in every situation, 
what does Christian discipleship require? In 
all oppressive political systems, in affordable 
comprehensive health care, in urban and rural 
crisis, in defending creation, in seeking justice 
and peace, in feeding the hungry, in seeking 
equality of opportunity for women. . .in aU 
such circumstances we pray and study togeth- 
er to learn God's will and to discover our roles 
as disciples. If we err, we should err on the side 
of mercy. 

55. Formation by grace "in Christ" is an 
ongoing process. Formation and re-formation 
are inseparably connected. Every culture and 
every society provides opportunity for and 
threats to mission. United Methodism must be 
alertly critical of its context and self-critical of 
its relation to that setting. Temptations to 
affluent Uving, the heresy of the gospel of 
prosperity, increased clericaUsm, subtle forms 
of racism and sexism, uncritical adoption of 
cultural values, and distraction from true 
goals must aU be dealt with directly. When we 
yield to temptations, repentance is in order. 
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A World Transformed by Grace 

56. Through eyes of faith we see a world 
transformed by grace. Jesus Christ, our Lord 
who is servant, conies as transformer and 
draws together our vision. God's good creation 
has been bent, distorted, and broken: gods of 
egoism, nationalism, racism, classism, milita- 
rism, and sexism work their havoc. Neverthe- 
less, by faith we see in Jesus the contradiction 
of our idolatries. In Jesus Christ grace comes 
with transforming power. Mission is our wit- 
ness to this grace through: 

57. Proclamation. We proclaim the gospel. We 
tell the story of God's gracious initiative to 
redeem the world. The imperative for procla- 
mation is found in the gospel itself. Good news 
c£innot be withheld. "For what we preach is not 
ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with 
ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For 
it is God who said, 'Let Ught shine out of 
darkness,' who has shone in our hearts to give 
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in 
the face of Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:5-6). 

58. Evangelism. To proclaim the Gospel is 
fundamental; to invite persons to personal 
decision for and commitment to Jesus Christ 
and his reign is equally fundamented. The 
Gospel calls forth response. The invitation to 
respond to the gospel is evangelism. "Working 
together with him, then, we entreat you not to 
accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, 

'At the acceptable time I have 

listened to you, 
and helped you on the day of 
salvation.' 
Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, 
now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 
6:1-2). 

59. Incorporation. We call persons to be incor- 
porated into the Body of Christ. All who are "in 
Christ" share in the mission of Christ. "For as 
in one body we have the same function, so we, 
though many, are one body in Christ, and 
individually members one of another. Having 
gifts that differ according to the grace given to 
us, let us use them. . . " (Romans 13:4-6a). 

60. Servanthood. We serve as agents of God's 
liberating and reconciling grace among the 
nations. Witness is to whole persons and 
nations. Wholeness entails inward and out- 
ward being. Therefore, witness is not abstract 
but is directed to persons and their social 
contexts. The wholeness of grace entails jus- 
tice, mercy and forgiveness. Our aim is, there- 
fore, transformed people in a transformed 
world. "Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a 
new creation, the old has passed away, behold 
the new has come. All this is from God, who 
through Christ reconciled us to himself and 
gave us the ministry of reconciliation. . . " (2 
Corinthians 5:17-18). 



61. Grace received is motive of mission. The ^ 
new Ufe of grace as lived and taught is the salt I' 
of the earth and the light of the world. We 
proclaim the saving grace of Jesus Christ as 
sufficient for the world; we proclaim Christ as 
the transformer of the world. "He who suppUes 
seed to the sower and bread for food will 
supply and multiply your resources and in- 
crease the harvest of your righteousness. You 
will be enriched in every way for great 
generosity which through us will produce 
thanksgiving to God, for the rendering of this 
service not only supplies the wants of the 
saints but also overflows in many thanksgiv- 
ings to God. Under the test of this service, you 
will glorify God by your obedience in acknow- 
ledging the gospel of Christ, and by the 
generosity of your contribution for them and i 
for all others; while they long for you and pray 
for you, because of the surpassing grace of God I 
in you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible 
gift!" (2 Corinthians 9:10-15). 

62. One audacious form of mission today is for 
Christians to obey Christ and diligently love ' 
one another. The church, as a sign of the 
kingdom, embodies the presence of Christ all 
over the earth. Resisting principalities and 
powers, we love one another across limits of 
coimtry, color, clan, creed, class, or culture. In i 
Christ we are the daughters and sons of God, 
holding up in prayer the well being of aU. In 
every human setting Christ is working, calling 
his people to obedience and sacrifice. 

63. The world challenges us to think in new 
ways about our life in the broader community 
of world reUgions and contemporary ideolo- 
gies. God is preveniently present to all people. 
As our evangelical vocation, United Method- 
ists witness to all persons about the Lordship 
of Jesus Christ. Our faith requires that we 
present our commitment with integrity; our 
faith requires that we respect the integrity of 
others. As religious traditions interact, we are 
called to listen with sensitivity to those of 
differing faith while presenting Christ in the 
spirit of Christ. 

64. In a world where the craving for power 
becomes beUigerence, where greed threatens 
the ecologically delicate web of Ufe, where 
injustice seems to triumph over justice, where 
new technologies can dehumanize, in this 
world we, as United Methodists, witness the 
presence and challenge and struggle of grace. 
We join in the difficult tasks of mission: 

— To be authentic witnesses to the Gospel 
— To call persons to new life in Jesus Christ 
— To be active peacemakers, not merely 

peacekeepers 
— To be caretakers of the earth, not exploit- 
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— To be shapers of a truly human technology, 
not victims of technique. 
All of this we seek to do in the name of Jesus 
Christ. 

65. In Christ we see a world transformed by 
grace. Isaiah points with anticipation to the 
time when "the effect of righteousness will be 
peace, and the result of righteousness, quiet- 
ness and trust forever" (Isaiah 32:17). The 
promise was offered, "Steadfast love and 
faithfulness will meet; righteousness and 
peace wiU kiss each other" (Psalm 85:10). And 
the letter of Ephesians speaks directly of the 
transformation in Christ. "God destined us in 
love to be his children through Jesus Christ, 
according to the purpose of his will, to the 
praise of his glorious grace which he freely 
bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have 
redemption through his blood, the forgiveness 
of our trespasses, according to the richness of 
his grace which he lavished upon us. For he 
has made known to us in all wisdom and 
insight the mystery of his will, according to his 
purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan 
for the fullness of time, to unite all things in 
him, things in heaven and things on earth" 
(Ephesians 1:5-10). 



Renewal 

66. United Methodism enters its third centxiry 
pursuing a vision. We sing with remembrance 
and anticipation, "'Tis grace has brought us 
safe thus far, and grace shall lead us home." 
With grateful hearts we give ourselves more 
faithfully to the Great Commission, "Go there- 
fore and make disciples of aU nations, baptiz- 
ing them in the name of the Father and of the 
Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). 
Our mission prayer continues to be, "Thy 
kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it 
is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). And Christ's 
missional promise remains steadfast, "Lo, I am 
with you always, to the close of the age" 
(Matthew 28:20). There is grace upon grace. We 
can only respond with thanksgiving, repen- 
tance, joy and self-giving. Grace evokes grati- 
tude. With whole hearts, we offer ourselves to 
God and to our neighbors. 

"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 

be with you." 

1 Thessalonians 5:28 



1171. 



Revise Preamble: 

We the people called United Methodists con- 
fess our faith in God as Creator, Sustainer, and 
Redeemer of the world. 

We hold these truths as basic to our witness 
and work for Christ within our world: 

1. The earth and all its inhabitants belong 
to God who provides air and soil, sun- 
light, and water to benefit the whole 
human family! 

2. Because of human sin, persons deny 
God's ownership of the earth — despoil- 
ing God's earth and diverting its re- 
sources to self-serving ends! 

3. God intervenes in human affairs so as to 
claim the earth and all its peoples for 
redemptive purposes! 

4. In Christ God demonstrates a matchless 
compassion for sinners and their victims 
by offering redemption for those who 
repent and relief for those who suffer! 

5. In Jesus' teaching and healing ministry 
the world may see the caring purposes of 
God and a caring pattern for all human 
relationships! 

6. God calls the servants of Christ to extend 
the caring pattern of Jesus' ministry! 

7. As Holy Spirit God employs and empow- 
ers Christ's church to comfort the op- 
pressed, to confront the oppressor, and 
to proclaim God's saving purpose and 
redemptive rule within our world! 

By God's grace and in the name of Christ our 
Lord we offer ourselves by word and deed to 
seek and to serve the redemptive purposes of 
God for our world. 



Petition Number: 4-CS-71D; NWT. 

Add in f 71.A): 

. . . including the extended family, families with 
adopted children, single parents, stepfamilies, 
couples without children . . . 

Add in H 71I»: 

. . . We encourage an active, accepting, and 
enabling commitment of the church £tnd our society 
to minister to the members of divorced and 
remarried families. 



Petition Number: 663-CS-70D; GCSW. 

Amend Preamble to the Social Principles: 
. . .faith in God our Father Creator, . . . 



Petition Number: 5-CS-71D; DET, EOH, EPA, FLA, HOL, IWA, KEN, LRK, 
LVL, NDK, NWT, SGA, SIL, ORI, and churches and individuals. 

Retain H 7LF). 

Petition Number: 501-CS-71D; GBCS. 



Petition Number: 168-CS-70D; NIN. 



Revise H 71 (F): 



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F) Human Sexuality. — We recognize that sexual- 
ity is a geed gift ef Ge^ aH4 God's gift to all 
persons, including persons with handicapping 
conditions. We believe persons may be fully 
human only when that gift is acknowledged and 
affirmed by themselves, the Church, and society. 
We call all persons to diociplinoa tb£rt ieeid te the 
disciplined, responsible fulfillment of them- 
selves, others, and society in the stewardship of this 
gift. We encourage the medical, theological, and 
humaniotic diociplinco social sciences to combine 
in a determined effort to understand human 
sexuality more completely. We call the church to 
take the leadership role in bringing together 
these disciplines to address this most complex 
issue. 

Although Hies emd women all persons are 
sexual beings whether or not they are married, ses 
between a man ead a woman is sexual relations 
are only to be clearly affirmed in the marriage 
bond. Sex may become exploitative within as well 
as outside marriage. We reject all sexual expres- 
sions which damage or destroy the humanity God 
has given us as birthright, and we affirm only that 
sexual expression which enhances that same 

constitutes that cnhanGcmcnt . 

We deplore all forms of the commercialization 
and exploitation of sex with their consequent 
cheapening and degradation of human personality. 
We call for Gtcm strict enforcement of laws 
prohibiting the sexual exploitation or use of 
children by adults. We call for the establishment of 
adequate protective services, guidance, and coun- 
seling opportunities for children thus abused. We 
insist that all persons, regardless of age, 
gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, 
are entitled to have their human and civil 
rights ensured. 

We recognize the continuing need for full, 
positive, and factual and frank sex education 
opportunities for children, youth and adults. The 
church offers a unique opportunity to give 
quality gmdance/education in this area. 

Homosexual pcr o ons Re less than hotcroooxual 
All persons are individuals of sacred worth, who 
need the ministry and guidance of the church in 
their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the 
spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship which 
enables reconciling relationships with God, with 
others, and with self. Further we inoiot that aU 

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rights cnourcd, though we de set condone the 

incompatible with Chri s tian teaching. God's 
grace is available to all. We commit ourselves 
to be in ministry for and with all persons. 

Petition Number 6-CS-71D; CNV, KSE, PNW, WIS, NYMO. GCSW. 

Delete from H 7LF: 

. . . though we de aet condone tbe practice ef 



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ible with Christian teaching . 

Petition Number: 7-CS-71D; KSE. 

Add to f nH: 

At this point in history, although there are 
many differing views, we are not prepared to 
declare that homosexuality is a practice that is 
or is not compatible with Christian teachings. 
Because of the despair and self-devaluing atti- 
tude of many gay persons, we can no longer 
afford to make a statement of condemnation. 
Instead, we need to consistently affirm the 
sacred worth of all persons. 

Petition Number 8-CS-71D; DET. 

Add to H 7LF): 

No person who is self-avowed practicing ho- 
mosexual shall be eligible for certified candi- 
dacy, ordination, appointment, or reappoint- 
ment by a bishop or superintendent in The 
United Methodist Church. 

Petition Number 9-CS-71D; CNV. 

Revise H 71. F): 

F) Human Sexuality — We recognize that 
human sexuality is a gift of God, and we believe 
persons may be fully human . . . Sex may become 
exploitative within as well as outside marriage. We 
reject all sexual expressions which are incompati- 
ble with Christian teachings or damage or de- 
stroy the humanity God has given us as a birth- 
right, . . . use of children by adults. We call for the 
establishment of adequate protective services, 
guidance, £ind coimseling opportunities for children 
thus abused. We insist that all persons, regard- 
less of age, gender, marital status, or sexual 
orientation, are entitled to have their hiunan 
and civil rights ensured. 

. . . with others, and with self. Believing that 
God's grace is available to all, we commit our- 
selves to be in ministry for and with all per- 
sons. 

Petition Number 10-CS-71D; RKM. 

Revise % 71 F): 

... of this gift. We also recognize our limited 
understanding of this complex gift and encour- 
age the medical, theological, and humanistic disci- 
plines to combine in a determined effort to under- 
stand human sexuality more completely. Further, 
within the context of our xuiderstanding of this 
gift of God and to the extent that sexual orien- 
tation is a part of this gift, we recognize that 
God challenges us to find responsible, commit- 
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Homoocxual poroono fio ieee that hctcro a cxual 
We also recognize that all persons are individuals 
of sacred worth, who need the ministry and guid- 
ance of the church in their struggles for human 
fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional 
care of a fellowship which enables reconciling rela- 
tionships with God, with others, and with self 
Further, we deplore all forms of discrimination 
based on sexual identity and insist that all 
persons are entitled to have their human and civil 
rights ensured. 7 though we de net condone the 

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incompatible with Chriotian teaching. 

Petition Number: 11-CS-71D; WVA. 

Revise H 71. G): 

Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human 
Ufe makes us reluctant to approve abortion in 
any form. However, we must also ascertain the 
sacredness of the life and health of the mother 
and the unborn individual, knowing that de- 
vastating damage may result for either or both 
from a continued problem pregnancy. We rec- 
ognize tragic conflicts in life that may regretta- 
bly justify abortions and in such cases support 
the legal option of abortion under proper medi- 
cal procedure. We reject the simplistic idea 
that all abortions are murder; however, in as- 
serting the sanctity of the unborn, we must 
conclude that abortion is the cessation of 
human life and must be undertaken only after 
grave consideration of the consequences in- 
volved and prayerful consideration of the un- 
born individual's Christian rights and privi- 
leges. 

On the other hand, we reject as simplistic the 
idea that abortion is without moral signifi- 
cance. We are saddened at the growing num- 
ber of abortions of convenience that have been 
performed in this nation and the world and 
mourn for those unborn individuals whose 
lives have been ended at the hands of relatives 
and medical professionals without regard to 
their sacred human worth. 

We call all Christians to a searching and 
prayerful inquiry into the sorts of conditions 
that may warrant abortion. Governmental 
laws and regulations do not provide all the 
guidance required by the informed Christian 
conscience. Therefore, a decision concerning 
abortion should be made only after thoughtful 
and prayerful consideration by the parties in- 
volved, with medical, pastoral, and other ap- 
propriate counsel. 

Petition Number: 12-CS-71D; KEN. 

Revise H 71.G): 

. . . sanctity of unborn human life, based on the 
truths revealed in the Holy Scriptures, makes 



us unable to approve abortion on demand either 
as a means of terminating unwanted pregnan- 
cies or as a form of birth control. But we are 
equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life 
and well-being of the mother, for whom devastating 
damage may result from an unacceptable pregnan- 
cy. In continuity with past Christian teaching we 
recognize tragic conflicts of life with life in which 
we may reluctantly concede the advisability of 
abortion and in such cases . . . 

. . . appropriate counsel. We call aU Christians 
to be supportive of women who find them- 
selves in unwanted pregnancies, by offering 
them spiritual, emotional, and physical care 
which would enable them to overcome the 
difficult circumstances in which they find 
themselves. Therefore, we support education, 
programs, and personal supportiveness which 
would make available for women alternatives 
to abortion. 



Petition Number: 13-CS-71D; NDK. 

Amend f 71G): 

. . . when and even whether new individuals will 
be bom. Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human 
life makes us reluctant unwilling to approve abor- 
tion upon demand. Bttt we are equally bound te 

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the mother fef whom dcvaotating damage may 
rcGult from €h* unacceptable pregnancy. In continu- 
ity with past Christian teaching, we recognize trag- 
ic conflicts of life with life that may jaetily eventu- 
ate in abortion (rape, incest, mother's life medi- 
cally jeopardized), and in such cases support the 
legal option of abortion under proper medical pro- 
cedures. We call all Christians to a searching and 
prayerful inquiry into the sorts of conditions that 
may warrant abortion as well as the actual pro- 
cedures of abortion and the traumatic effects it 
leaves on the individuals involved. Governmen- 
tal laws and regulations do not provide .... 



Petition Number: 14-CS-71D; CPA. 

Add to H 71G): 

. . . procedures. However, our Christian faith 
compels us to denounce the appalling tenden- 
cy of our society to view, recommend, and 
practice abortion as an acceptable means of 
birth control. We call .... 



Petition Number: 15-CS-71D; WMI. 

Add to H 71G): 

. . . procedures. Abortion should not be used as 
contraception after the fact or because there is 
a conflict of Ufe with lifestyle. Rather, abortion 
should be the exception. We call .... 



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H 72. Petition Number 385-CS-72; GCRR. 

Add new first sentence and amend second sen- 
tence of 1 72Aj: 

A) Rights of Racial and Ethnic Minorities. — Rac- 
ism is the value system which assumes that one 
race is innately superior to all other races and, 
therefore, the "superior" race has the inherent 
power to dominate over the other races. Rac- 
ism includes both personal and institutional 
racism. Personal racism is manifested through 
the individual expressions, attitudes, and/or 
behaviors which accept the assumptions of a 
racist value system and which maintain the 
benefits of this system. Institutional racism is 
the established social patterns which support 
implicitly or explicitly the racist value system. 
Racism plagues and cripples our grow1;h in Christ, 
inasmuch as it is antithetical to the gospel itself. 
Therefore, we reject racism m every form as sin, 
and affirm. . . . 

Petition Number 664-CS-72D; GCSW. 

Add at end of t 72A 

We support affirmative action as one method 
of addressing the inequahties and discrimina- 
tory practices within our church and society. 

Petition Number 16-CS-72D; KEN. 

Amend H 72S): 

. . . economic restrictions. In particulEir, we con- 
demn anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and anti- 
Christian attitudes and practices in both its 
their overt and covert forms, being especially 
sensitive to their expression in media stereo- 
typing. We assert the rights of all religions and 
their adherents to freedom from legal, economic, 
£ind social discrimination. 

Petition Number 17-CS-72D; KEN. 

Add new subparagraph following " 72S: 

Rights of Unborn Children. — Discrimination 
against the weak and disadvantaged, though 
common throughout history, has found new 
expression today within the context of sophis- 
ticated abortion techniques and liberalized 
abortion law. Our understanding of Holy 
Scriptures and the Christian tradition compels 
us to uphold the sanctity of unborn human life 
from the time of conception. Therefore, we 
deplore the taking of innocent human life in 
the womb, except in cases of medical necessity 
in the interest of protecting the Ufe or physical 
well-being of the mother, and we urge the 
development of laws, policies, and practices 
which wiU protect the lives and welfare of 
unborn children. 



Petition Number 18-CS-72D; KEN. 

Amend the second sentence of 72.0 by deleting 
•fen humanity , and inserting: 

complete fulfillment as individual persons of 
worth. 



Petition Number 19-CS-72D; Central Conference in the Federal Republic of 
Germany and West Berlin. 

Insert new subparagraph following 1 72EJ): 

Genetic Technology. — The responsibility of 
humankind for the whole creation chaUenges 
us to deal carefully with the possibilities of 
genetic research and gene-technology. We 
welcome the development and application of 
gene-technological methods for battling hun- 
ger through new sorts of plants and improved 
crops as well as for healing diseases by new, 
more effective, and cheaper medicine. 

Because of the deep effects on the genotype 
of present and future generations as well as on 
the whole creation, we call for legal control of 
both research and application, in order to pre- 
vent any action which might lead to loss of 
control over these technologies and their con- 
sequences or to abuse for economic, poUtical, 
or mihtary ends. 

Changes of hiunan chromosomes are justi- 
fied only for therapeutic reasons, and only if 
they do not include experiments which prod- 
uce waste embryos or changes in germ cells. 
All kinds of positive eugenics, of cell-clones 
and hybridization must be prevented, if neces- 
sary by suitable legal action. The knowledge of 
the chromosomes of any individual must in no 
case be used to his or her disadvantage. Such 
knowledge shall be hable to medical secrecy, 
to strict privacy and data protection. 

Petition Number 20-CS-72D; Central Conference in the Federal Kepublic of 

Germany and West Berlin. 

Insert a new subparagraph in f 72, following new 
material in Genetic Technology: 

Artificial Insemination. — We consider possibili- 
ties of artificial insemination appropriate and 
permissible as far as the germ cells of the 
married couple are used. 

We hold that all methods which use semen or 
ovum cells of persons other than of the married 
couple in question, or methods where surro- 
gate mothers are hired, are incompatible with 
the dignity of human beings created in the 
image of God. 

Petition Number 665-CS-72D; GCSW. 

Amend «^ 72F 

. . . policies of employment and recruitment. We 
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addressing the inequalities and discriminato- 
ry practices within our church and society. . . . 

Petition Number; 21-CS-72D; KEN. 

Insert new subparagraph following f 72 /): 

Media Violence and Pornography. — We express 
our concern about the increasing levels of 
media violence and pornography in our cul- 
ture today. We ask all publishers, television 
and motion picture producers, music groups, 
agents, distributors, and media outlets to exer- 
cise socied responsibility and avoid trafficking 
in violent, obscene, and/or suggestive materi- 
als. When social responsibility is not expressed 
in this regard, we advocate the legitimate use 
of petitions, picketing, and/or boycotts to effect 
the needed changes. Finally, we call for the 
stern enforcement of laws against pornogra- 
phy, especially in cases involving violence 
and/or children and youth, and advocate the 
passage of stricter government legislation in 
these areas. 



Petition Number; 22-CS-74D; KEN. 

Amend H 74F): 

F) Criminal Justice. — To protect all citizens 
from those who would encroach upon personal and 
property rights, it is the duty of governments to 
establish police forces, courts, and facilities for the 
confinement, punishment, and rehabilitation 
of 

. . .urge the creation of genuinely newsy stems ef 
for the care and support of victims of crime, as 
well as for the humane confinement, punish- 
ment, and rehabilitation of criminals. For the 
same reasons, we oppose capital punishment and 
urge its elimination from all criminal codes. 

Petition Number: 23-CS-74D: CPA. 

Add to H 74F): 

We believe that the church bears a special 
responsibility to minister to the victims of 
crime and to be advocates for them. We urge 
the adoption of legislation to reqiure victims'- 
impact statements at sentencing, to provide for 
the protection of victims and witnesses from 
intimidation, and to require restitution in ah 
cases. We urge law enforcement agencies to 
adopt procedures that will allow for photo- 
graphing and returning property to victims 
promptly, informing victims regarding the sta- 
tus and closing of investigations, and training 
officers regarding sensitivity to the needs of 
victims and local services and agencies for 
victims. We urge our pastors and laity to be- 
come victim advocates and to seek means of 
reconciling victims and offenders. 



Petition Number; 666-CS-74D; GBHM. 

Amend H 74. G): . . . conscientious decision con- 
cerning the nature of their rcoponoibility as ei*i- 
Bcno. responsibilities as citizens of a nation, the 
world, and of the realm of God. . . . 

H 76. Petition Number; 502-CS-76D; GBCS. 

Amend H 76: 

. . . We affirm the natural world as God's handi- 
work and dedicate ourselves to practices which 
will ensure its preservation, enhancement, and 
faithful use by humankind. . . . 

We are convinced that all economic systems 
are under the judgment of God and all re- 
sources, property, labor, and time are in trust 
from God. We believe in the right and duty of 
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collective bargaining, and responsible consump- 
tionf and in the elimination of economic and social 
injustice diotrooo . 

We dedicate ourselves to peace in a throughout 
the world and to the rale ef juotico and iaw among 
nationo free from militarization and the threat 
of nuclear war. We advocate the self-determi- 
nation of peoples within a just political and 
economic order. . . . 



Petition Number: 24-CS-76D; EPA, MOE, NIL, NDJ. NYK, SIN. 

Revise H 76: 

. . . We affirm the natural world as God's handi- 
work and dedicate ourselves to lifestyle and sys- 
temic changes to ensure its preservation, en- 
hancement, and faithful use by humankind. 

We joyfully receive, for ourselves and others, the 
blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and 
the family. 

We reject racism and sexism in every form. 
We commit ouroclvoo te advocate the human 
rights of women, men, children, youth, young 
adults, the aging, and those with handicapping 
conditions, and the rights and dignity of racial, 
ethnic, and religious minorities. 

We claim all economic systems to be under 
the judgment of God and all resources, proper- 
ty, labor, and time to be in trust from God. We 
believe that persons come before profits and 
deplore the selfish spirit which often pervades 
our economic life. We advocate workplace de- 
mocracy, responsible consumption, the eradica- 
tion of poverty and homelessness, the right to 
organize and bargain collectively and the em- 
powerment of the oppressed. 

We hold government responsible to protect 
basic rights to food, shelter, health care, edu- 



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cation, and emplojrment, as well as political 
and religious rights. 

We dedicate ourselves to peace, challenging the 
militarization of society and condemning the 
possession or use of nuclear weapons. We ad- 
vocate the self-determination of developing 
nations within a just international economic 
order. . . . 

PetitJOD Number: 25-CS-76D; CNV. 

Revise f 76: 

. . . We affirm the natural world as God's handi- 
work and dedicate ourselves to lifestyle and sys- 
temic chetnges to ensure its preservation, en- 
hancement, and faithful use by mankind. 

. . . rights and dignity of ethnic, racial, and reli- 
gious minorities. We reject racism, sexism, 
ageism, and classism in every form. 

We believe in the right and duty of persons to 
work for the good of themselves and others, and in 
the protection of their welfare in so doing; we 
believe all economic systems to be under the 
judgment of God and all resources, property, 
labor, and time to be in trust from God. We 
believe that persons come before profits and 
deplore the selfish spirit which often pervades 
our economic life. 

We affirm the rights of all people to food, 
shelter, clean environment, health care, edu- 
cation, employment, and collective bargaining 
as well as political and religious rights. . . . 

Petition Number: 26-CS-76D; RKM. 

Revise H 76: 

. . . We affirm the natural world as God's handi- 
work and dedicate ourselves to lifestyles and so- 
cial structures consistent with changes to en- 
sure its preservation, enchancement, and faithful 
use by humankind. . . . 

We reject racism and sexism in every form. 
We advocate we commit ouroclvoo te the human 
rights of men, women, children, youth, young 
adults, the aging, and those with handicapping 
conditions; te improvement ef the quality ef Hfef 
and te the rights and dignity of ethnic, racial, and 
religious minorities. 

We claim all economic systems to be under 
the judgment of God and all resources, proper- 
ty, labor, and time to be in trust from God. 

We believe that persons come before profits 
and deplore the selfish spirit which often per- 
vades our economic life. We advocate work- 
place democracy; We boliovc ia the right aed 

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God, collcctivo bargaining, asd responsible con- 
sumption; and ift the elimination ef economic aed 



oocial diotroBO. the eradication of poverty and 
homelessness; the right to organize and bar- 
gain collectively; and the empowerment of the 
oppressed. 

We believe governments are responsible to 
protect basic rights to food, shelter, health 
care, education, and employment, as well as 
political and religious rights. 

We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the 
world and to the rule of justice and law among 
nations, challenging the militarization of so- 
ciety and condemning the possession or use of 
nuclear weapons. We advocate the self-deter- 
mination of developing nations within a just 
international economic order, throughout the 

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nationo. . . . 

Petition Number 27-CS-76D; TRY. 

Revise f 76: 

. . . We affirm the natural world as God's handi- 
work and dedicate ourselves to lifestyle and sys- 
temic changes to ensure its preservation, en- 
hancement, and faithful use by humankind. . . . 

We reject racism and sexism in every form. 
We advocate the rights of men, women, children, 
youth, young adults, the aging, and those with 
handicapping conditions; to improvement of the 
quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of 
ethnic, racial, and religious minorities. 

We believe that all economic systems fall 
under the judgment of God and all resources, 
property, labor, and time are a trust fi-om God. 
We value people above profits and deplore the 
selfish spirit which often pervades our eco- 
nomic life. We advocate democracy in the work 
place, responsible consumption, the eradication 
of poverty and homelessness, the right to orga- 
nize and bargain collectively, and the empow- 
erment of the oppressed. 

We hold governments responsible to protect 
basic rights to food, shelter, health care, edu- 
cation, and employment, as well as political 
and religious freedom. 

We dedicate ourselves to peacemaking by 
challenging the militarization of society and 
condemning the possession or use of nuclear 
weapons. We advocate the self-determination 
of developing nations within a just interna- 
tional economic order. . . . 

Petition Number 28-CS-76D; SGA. 

Rewrite H 76: 

We believe in the Triune God 

by whom the world was made good; 
by whom all human sin, systems, and insti- 
tutions are judged; 

by whom the world will be restored to origi- 
nal righteousness; and 

through whom we stand redeemed by grace 
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We believe in the Church — set aside by the 
power of the cross to be God's people: 

a holy body commissioned to manifest the 

living gospel in the world. 

We believe that faith without works is dead: 
In confessing faith dedicate ourselves to 
works which will 

ensure that peace with justice is advanced 
among all people; 

advance the rights and dignity of all hu- 
manity; 

bring equal opportunity and responsibility 
to all; 

and demonstrate responsible stewardship 
of all God's creation. 

By faith we commit all those resources which 
have been entrusted to us by our Creator, 
including our time, talents, wealth, and rela- 
tionships to these purposes. 

Petition Number: 1032-LClOlD; MUMC. 

Amend title: 



mio. 



Part IV, Section I. The Church ae < 
munity . 



, Qqjp 



Petition Number 1033-LC-103D; MUMC. 

Delete heading: 
Part IV, Section Hr ¥fee Miooion ef the Church. 



Petition Number: 1034-LC-103D: MUMC. 

Pelt. 103: Amend first sentence: 

God's self-revelation in the life, death, and resur- 
rection of Jesus Christ summons the Church to 
miooion ministry in the world through witness by 
word and deedy in light of the Church's mission. 

(H )... 

Petition Number 29-LC-I03D; NDK. 

Add to U 103: 

The mission of the church is to proclaim to 
the world, by word and deed, the self-revela- 
tion of God in Jesus Christ and the offer of 
forgiveness of sin made possible by Christ's 
sacrifice on the cross; to persuade persons to 
respond to Christ's love by personal repen- 
tance and coming to faith by which they may 
find newness of life in righteous, loving rela- 
tionships with God and human beings; to orga- 
nize new believers into churches that will feed 
the spirit and renew the mind and teach believ- 
ers the moral and social implications of their 
faith; to strengthen existing United Methodist 
churches, equipping them to better fulfill the 



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mission of Christ; and to alleviate the suffering 
of all persons. 

Petition Number 667-MN-llOD; GBHM. 

Add to second sentence of H 110: 

. . . general ministryT through their various ec- 
clesiastical appointments. 

Petition Number 1104-2C-100D; GCOM. 

Insert a new paragraph under heading following 
H 111: 

The Journey of a Connectional 
People 

Introduction 

Ever since John Wesley began to refer to the 
scattered Methodist classes, bands and socie- 
ties throughout 18th century England as "the 
connexion," Methodists everywhere have em- 
braced the idea that as a people of faith we 
journey together in connection and in cove- 
nant with one another. Expressing the high 
degree of cohesiveness and centralized organi- 
zation among Methodists, the Connectional 
Principle became the distinguishing mark 
which set them apart from the normal patterns 
of Anglican ecclesiastical organization as weU 
as the more loosely organized Protestant 
bodies of the day. 

Roots 

This acceptance of strong covenantal bonds 
among the Methodists was no accident. There 
were deep theological roots, including the 
concept and experience of covenant and the 
resulting emphasis on faith journeying in cove- 
nant with God and one another. The connec- 
tional idea is a style of relationship rather than 
simply an organizational or structural frame- 
work. As Bishop Paul Washburn once said, it is 
made up of "living, interdependent and inter- 
acting relationships . . . born in covenant- 
making events." 

There were deep biblical roots as well. 
Images of the church, especially in the New 
Testament — the vine and the branches, the 
wedding feast, the household or common- 
wealth of God, the new humanity with cosmic 
and Kingdom dimensions, the fellowship of the 
saints, the Body of Christ, and a host of 
others — supplemented the covenant concept. 
The very structure of the Apostolic Church 
was connectional and covenantal. Paul rea- 
lized very early the importance of superin- 
tending scattered congregations. 

It is important to note that we are not a 
connectional people because of biblical or the- 
ological or even historical mandates. The evo- 
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ral response to these elements in our back- 
ground and they continue to inform and direct 
our efforts. 

The Principle Itself 

Let us simply state the Connectional Princi- 
ple and its essential ingredients: 

The United Methodist Connectional Princi- 
ple, borne out of our Historical Tradition, 
many biblical roots, and accepted theo- 
logical ideas, 

is the basic form of our polity, the way in 
which we carry out God's Mission as a 
people. 

it is in essence a network of interdependent 
relationships among persons and groups, 
throughout the life of the whole denomi- 
nation. 

It declares that our identity is in ovir whole- 
ness together in Christ that each part is 
vital to the whole, that our mission is more 
effectively carried out by a connectional 
life which incorporates Wesleyein zeal into 
the life of the people. 

1. Shared Vision. The principle provides a 
way to identify the Gospel, alive in today's 
world as a shared vision that inspires our 
actions on behalf of Christ. The lonely witness 
for salvation in Christ has its place but only 
when sustained and inspired by others sharing 
that vision. 

2. Memory. The principle provides continued 
remembrance of the story of our heritage as 
United Methodist Christians in order that we 
might share more meaningfully in the experi- 
ence and the mission of the universal church. 
As we know and share the common story of our 
faith journey, our witness to the world is 
strengthened. 

3. Community. The principle provides for 
relationships of Holy Spirit-empowered com- 
munity wherein support, supervision, healing, 
accountability and growth toward goals can 
take place for persons and groups across the 
denomination. Our life together, with its mutu- 
al accountability and relationships, keeps us 
ever alert to being faithful to the Gospel in all 
our efforts. Through it the whole system may 
be fueled with Ufe-giving Spirit energy. 

4. Discipline. The principle provides a life of 
voluntary compliance to a discipline which 
includes rights and privileges as well as re- 
sponsibilities and obligations. Our mutual ac- 
ceptance of a disciplined life together enables 
more effective ministry to the world. 

5. Leadership. The principle provides a 
sharing of resources and resource persons for 
mission and ministry — for pastors and lay 
people in local or beyond-local settings. This is 
done through superintending pastors, boards 
and agencies that serve the denomination in 
ways it may determine. 



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6. Mobilization. The principle provides coor- 
dinated missional mobilization and deploy- 
ment in response to the Gospel call. The inten- 
tional work of the entire body has the potentied 
of greater influence on human life — in re- 
sponse to great social issues, in extending the 
Gospel to new fields, in deploying the ordained 
in the most effective way. All parts of the 
church are vessels of mission, bound together 
by a form, so an effective whole is developed. 

7. Linkage. The principle provides an inter- 
dependent network of gathering points which 
brings us together in various ways to carry out 
our shared mission. In these "conferring" ex- 
periences we all celebrate together and togeth- 
er lay out our strategy for sharing the good 
news of Jesus Christ. In this way corporate, 
compassionate power is released. 

Affirmation and Stress 

As United Methodist people we celebrate the 
fact that connectionalism has served us well in 
our mission and ministry, and we affirm its 
central place in our life together. At the same 
time we recognize there are stresses that must 
be addressed if the Connectional Principle is to 
continue to serve us well in the future. The 
stresses include issues surrounding clergy 
itinerancy and the appointment process, deci- 
sion making, apportionments and designated 
giving, episcopal leadership, and mutual ac- 
countability. It is important for connectiona- 
Usm to bend, to have tolerance in a changing 
world, to be able to live in the new days ahead 
of us with freshness and new commitment. 

The Challenge 

Now we have the special opportvinity to take 
this way of doing mission and ministry and to 
use it effectively in accomplishing our goals as 
a church. We have a unique avenue for wit- 
nessing and reaching out with the Good News 
of Salvation in Jesus Christ to the end that the 
world will indeed be reformed. The Connec- 
tional Principle should be interpreted to all 
our people in new and fresh ways and lifted up 
with enthusiasm as an effective instrument in 
our efforts to bring the world as we know it 
closer in harmony with the will and purpose of 
God as revealed in Jesus Christ. 



Petition Number: 668-LC-202D; GCSW. 

Amend 1 202: 

. . . racial groups, ethnic groups, groups with di- 
verse lifestyles, and groups with handicap- 
ping . . . 

Petition Number 669-LC-203D; GCSW. 

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. . . The local church is a connectional oocicty com- 
munity of persons . . . Such a oocicty community 
of believers ... 



H 205. Petition Number: 670-LC-205D; GBHM, 

Amend f 205.1: A pastoral charge shall consist 
of one or more churches which are organized under, 
and subject to, the Discipline of The United Method- 
ist Church, with a Charge Conference, and to which 
a an ordained or licensed minister is or may be 
duly appointed or appointable as pastor in charge 
or co-pastor. Where co-pastors are appointed, 
the bishop shall designate for administrative 
purposes one as pastor in charge. 



1209. 



Petition Number: 31-LC-209D; NAL. 



Amend 11 209: 



The membership of a local United Methodist 
church shall include all baptized persons who have 
come into membership by confession of faith or 
transfer, including baptized members of their 
households awaiting confirmation, afi4 whose 
names have not been removed from the member- 
ship rolls by reason of death, transfer, withdrawal, 
or removal for cause. 

H 211. Petition Number: 32-LC-211D; SIL. 

Retain H 211. 



H 206. Petition Number: 386-LC-206D; GCRR. 

Add new subparagraph after H 206.3(A): 

Shared facilities — two or more United Meth- 
odist congregations sharing a building and 
performing ministries in different languages 
and/or with different racial and ethnic minori- 
ty groups. By action of the charge confer- 
ence(s) involved, and with the consent of the 
district superintendent, the congregations 
may enter into a covenant which insures mutu- 
al representation on such bodies as adminis- 
trative council, administrative board and 
council on ministries, and other committees 
and work groups. 

Petition Number: 30-LC-206D; CNV. 

Following paragraph 206.3 (h) add a new sub- 
paragraph: 

Shared facilities — two or more United Meth- 
odist congregations sharing a building such as 
those performing ministries in different lan- 
guages and/or with different racial and ethnic 
minority groups. The congregations may enter 
into a covenant which insures mutual repre- 
sentation on such bodies as administration 
council, administrative board, and council on 
ministries, board of trustees, other committees 
and work groups. 

f 207. Petition Number: 671-LC-207D; GCSW. 

Amend H 207.1: 

. . . where the church is located experience transi- 
tion especially identified as economic, etoA er eth- 
nic, and or lifestyle, the . . . 

those who are newcomers, whether of a cultural, 
economic, ee ethnic, group or lifestyle group dif- 
ferent from the original or present members. 



Petition Number: 672-LC-211D; GCSW. 

Amend 11 211: 

". . . they profess their faith in Grod, the Father, 

and in Jesus Christ his eftly Seft; our Savior, and in 
the Holy Spirit, our Guide and Guard. 

II 216. Petition Number: 33-LC-216D: NAL. 

Change feli member in 11 216 (and all subsequent 
paragraphs) to confirmed member. 



Petition Number: 164-LC-216D; NIN. 

Insert new subparagraph after f 216.1: 

A local congregation of The United Method- 
ist Church may, by a 2/3 vote of the council on 
ministries, administrative council, and the 
charge conference, require members to an- 
nually renew their membership vows. Mem- 
bers shall be given the option of renewing their 
membership vows by mail or by participating 
personally in the service of renewal. Members 
who are physically or mentally unable to sign a 
renewal of the membership vows shall contin- 
ue as full members. Notice of the time and date 
of the renewal service shall be given the con- 
gregation at least four weeks before the event. 
Persons who fail to renew their membership 
vows shall be contacted personally by the pas- 
tor or representative of the local council on 
ministries as soon as possible after the renewal 
service. Persons who refuse to renew their 
membership shall be removed flrom the Full 
Membership Roll (H 209) and be included on 
the roll of Members Removed by Charge Con- 
ference Action (H 230.4). 



H 218. Petition Number: 673-LC-218D; GBHM. 

Delete in f 218: . . . the chaplain shall send the 
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Petition Number 34-LC-224D: NAL. 



Change the term preparatory member in 1 224 
(and other subsequent paragraphs) to read non- 
confirmed member or member awaiting con- 
firmation. 

f 227. Petition Number 169-LC-227D; SWT. 

Amend t 227: 

. . . including the holding of office, except ouch 

J1-PK nj^ TT Tf\ « < 1 yt •»-* I j-\ ^j-> yy-rt <■* ^^^•^^^ ■4' l-n^ A fl TTll Tl 1 11 JT fl J" 1 "t T/^ I fill T\ 
\ftll\i\: TTTtTtXTtX TTtCTCT? Vllw \Jtl vll\J TT^nTTTTTTOTrTrurT^ -^^w iAXT~ 

eil GF Adminiotrativc Board except such office as 
would allow one to vote in a United Methodist 
body other than the local church,7 fe«t that 
pcroon shall fee Gountcd asd roportod esiy as a 
member ef the home church but may not become 
a voting member of the administrative council 
or administrative board. 

f 230. Petition Number 35-LC-230D; RKM. 

Amend last sentence of f 230.1: 

If the member does not comply with any of the 
available alternatives over a period of three two 
years, the member's name may be removed. 

Amend H 230.2: 

. . . the directives to encourage a transfer of 
membership shall be followed each year within six 
months and followed up ... if after three year s 
one year the council has not been able to relate 
that member to . . . 

Amend H 230.3: 

If the address of a member is no longer known to 
the pastor . . . but if after three years one year of 
such . . . 

Amend the last sentence of 1 230.5: 

The names and addresses of those who have 
moved outside the local church's area should shall 
be sent promptly to local churches in their new 
communities, or to the district superintendent 
in the new district, that those churches may visit 
and minister to them. 



Petition Number 36-LC-230D; SDK. 

Substitute for H 230.2: 

When a member moves from the community 
in which he/she holds membership to another 
community, or when the local church learns of 



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such move, the local church shall present to the 
moving party his/her "Certificate of Member- 
ship." This "Certificate of Membership" may 
be presented by the individual for acceptance 
by any United Methodist Church, or other de- 
nomination, as recognition of transfer in good 
standing. 

Petition Number: 674-LC-231D; GCAH. 

Add at the end of "i 231: 



(See paragraph 2546.2) 

H 234. Petition Number 675-LC-234D; GBOD, GCFA. 

f 234 Amend: 

The basic membership records in each local 
church shall consist of: a permainent church register 
and a card index e? , a loose-leaf bookr , or a 
membership record on an electronic informa- 
tion system. 

.... corresponding card , er page , or record in the 
card index , er loose-leaf membership book, or 
electronic system membership record. 

2. The card index , er loose-leaf book, or elec- 
tronic system membership record shall be . . . 
Administration or, in the case of electronically 
maintained records, shall contain the same 
information as required in the approved form. 
This record . . . 

3. When an electronic information system is 
used for record-keeping, print-out copies of 
the membership records and back-up elec- 
tronic media shall be retained in a secure off- 
site place. 

H 244. Petition Number 1035-LC-244D; MUMC. 

Amend H 244: 

1. Local churches may establish . . . proposals for 
the church's missionr in accordance with the 
mission of The United Methodist Church. C" ) 

2. Or local churches . . . proposals for the church's 
missionT in accordance with the mission of The 
United Methodist Church. ("^ ) 

Petition Number 387-LC-244D; GCRR. 

Delete from U 244.2: 

. . . program proposals for the church's mission. 
Where local church ro sources permit, this plan is 
the preferred model fer organization. The Adminis- 
trative. . . . 

Petition Number 676-LC-244D; GCAH 

Amend first paragraph of Paragraph 244 by 
omitting cted before (4) and adding at the end of the 
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and (5) providing for the proper creation, 
maintenance, and disposition of documentary 
record material of the local church. (See Para- 
graph 1811.1b) Every local church . . . 

245. Petition Number: 37-LC-245D; WVA. 

Add to 11 245: 

Each of the commissions, councils, and com- 
mittees should consist of no fewer than three 
members, and should consist of as broad a 
representation of the congregation as possible 
considering the willingness and ability of indi- 
viduals to serve. 

247. Petition Number: 572-LC-247D; GBGM. 

Amend H 247.3: 

. . . mission and ministry of the church (HH 201- 
204), receive reports, and adopt objectives . . . 

PetiUon Number: 677-LC-247D; GCAH & MNNCAH 

Amend II 247.5: 

5. a) The Charge Conference may shall elect a 
church historian, who shall fee rcoponoiblo for pre- 

church er ohurchoo from the time ef organization; 

OllUli ^1 \jy lUV iTTr ^lUU^l V llig TTTtT OtXTTItr TIT L^VZ lllUllUItV 

form; ohall bring keep the hiotory historical rec- 
ords up to date at the clooc ef each year ; shall serve 
as a member chairperson of the Committee on 
Records and History; shall cooperate with the 
annual conference Commission on Archives 
{tnd History; shall provide an annual report on 
the care of church records and historical ma- 
terials to the Charge Conference; and shall pro- 
vide, with the pastor and the Committee on 
Records and History, for the preservation of all 
local church records and historical materials no 
longer in current use. Records and historical 
materials include all documents, minutes, 
journals, diaries, reports, letters, pamphlets, 
papers, manuscripts, maps, photographs, 
books, audio-visuals, sound recordings, mag- 
netic or other tapes, or any other documentary 
material, regardless of form or characteristics, 
made or received pursuant to any provisions of 
the Discipline in connection with the transac- 
tion of church business by any local church of 
The United Methodist Church or any of its 
constituent predecessors. The church histori- 
an shall be a member of the Administrative 
Council or Administrative Board. This person 
may also hold another elected position on the 
council or board. 

b) There may be a local church Committee on 
Records and History, chaired by the church his- 
torian, to assist the church hiotorion in fulfilling 
these responsibilities. 



Petition Number: 176-LC-247D; RIO. 

Amend the last sentence of H 247.6: 

The members at large, if elected, shall include at 
least two young adults between the ages of nineteen 
and thirty, at least two older adults over sixty- 
five years of age, and at least two youth nominat- 
ed by the youth coordinator or Youth Council. 

H 249. Petition Number: 678-LC-249D: GBOD. 

Replace 11 247.12 with H 249.8. 



Petition Number: 38-LC-247D; DET. HOL, NCA & local churches and 
individuals. 

Insert after the first sentence of II 247.14: 

. . . World Service and Conference Benevolences. 
This notification shall include a complete 
breakdown of the World Service, Conference 
Benevolences, and any other apportionments, 
specifying the amounts apportioned for each 
board and agency of the church and for each 
fund and each benevolence being apportioned. 
Following the Annual Conference. . . . 

H 250. Petition Number: 381-LC-250D; SCA. 

Amend H 250: 

. . . leaders and officers of the local church(es) as 
it may choose from among the following: whe m€ky 
be known ae otowardo. Stcwardo ere lay pcroono 
vfhe are cntruotcd, along with the paotor(o), with 
Icadorohip rcoponoibilitics fef the opiritual emd 
temporal hfe ef the local church. 

Add new subparagraph: 

a) Stewards shall be persons who have at- 
tained at least eighteen years of age, who are of 
genuine Christian character, who love the 
church, who take a stance for justice in society, 
and who are competent to help give direction 
to the church. 

b) Stewards shall be both men and women. 

c) Stewards shall serve on the administrative 
board as members at large unless they hold 
another office which places them on said 
board. 

d) Stewards shall be elected annually; elec- 
tion is predicated on a continuous steadfast 
love of the church, love of justice, and personal 
Christian piety. 

Petition Number: 679-LC-250D; GBOD. 

Amend H 250.1.: 

Chairpersons of work areas (Chriotian unity and 
inter rcligiouB conccmB, ehweh and oocicty, edu- 



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cation, ovongoli s^ higher education asd campuG 
miniotry, misoiono, religion aR4 race, Gtatuo aad 
Fele of women, otcwardohip, worahip), (See Par. 
252.1 and 260) age level . . . adult), Decretory ef 
career planning and counoeling, . . . 

H 251. Petition Number 39-LC-251D; MEM. 

Amend f 251.1: 

1. The lay leader is the person elected by the 
charge conference and should be a person who is 
knowledgeable of the congregation, is well 
known by the congregation, and committed to 
Christ and the church. Associate lay leaders 
may be elected to work with the lay leader in 
any local chxirch. The lay leader shall have the 
following responsibilities: 

a) fostering awareness of the role of laity 
within the congregation and through their 
ministries in the home, work place, communi- 
ty, and world and finding ways within the 
community to recognize all these ministries. 

b) membership in the Charge Conference, Ad- 
ministrative Council (or Administrative Board and 
Council on Ministries), Committee on Nomina- 
tions and Personnel, the Finance Committee, 
and if such exists, the District Committee on 
Laity. 

c) shall serve, along with Pastor and Lay 
member of Annual Conference, as an inter- 
preter of the actions and programs of the An- 
nual Conference and the Genered Church. It is 
recommended that, on the first Sunday follow- 
ing the meeting of Annual Conference, the Lay 
Leader, Lay Member of Annual Conference, 
and Pastor present a State of the Church re- 
port. This report would include actions of An- 
nual Conference and a report of the local 
church for the past year. 

d) shall inform the laity of training opportunities 
provided by the Annual Conference and/or Dis- 
trict. Where possible, the Lay Leader shall attend 
training opportunities in order to strengthen his/ 
her work. 

e) shall promote, plan, and implement Ledty 
Sunday on the designated day (2nd Sunday in 
October) or on a day selected which might be 
more convenient. It is recommended that a 
committee be named by the Council on Minis- 
tries or Administrative Council to plan for this 
day. This committee may be composed of the 
Lay Leader as chair. Presidents of the UMW, 
UMM, and UMYF, the Pastor and the Chair- 
person of Worship (or Nurture). 

f) shall take to the Nominating Committee (as 
a member) a knowledge of the special skills of 
members of the congregation and help facili- 
tate the work of this committee. 

g) shall take to the Finance Committee (as a 
member) a knowledge of the financial needs of 
the Annual Conference and a knowledge of the 
Apportionments. The Lay Leader should also 



function as a representative of the congrega- 
tion. 

h) shall take to the Committee on Pastor-Par- 
ish Relations a knowledge of the congregation 
and its needs for ministry. 

i) meet regularly with the Pastor to discuss the 
State of the Church and the work of the Lay 
Leader. 

j) when agreeable with the pastor and the 
Work Area on Worship (or Nurture) the Lay 
Leader may participate in worship services on 
a regular basis (at least monthly). 

k) shall function as the leader of the congre- 
gation. As the leader he or she may 

1) Be the cheerleader of the congregation. 
That person who encourages, compliments, 
motivates, inspires others, who is friendly, in- 
vites trust, and helps people to feel good about 
themselves and Christ's Church. 

2) Lead by example, by attending all church 
functions, when possible. 

3) Contact each new member by telephone, 
letter, or personal visit to welcome them into 
the fellowship. 

4) Practice good stewardship of God's re- 
sources, both personal and corporate. 

5) Make contact with families in times of 
crisis. 

6) Be aware of feelings and attitudes within 
the congregation, both positive and negative 
and help to interpret these feelings to appro- 
priate persons or groups. 

7) See himself or herself as the Unk, the vital 
link between congregation and the Adminis- 
trative Board or CouncU, Church and the An- 
nual Conference and District, etc. 

Petition Nuinlier: 680-LC-251D: GBOD. 

Insert a new subparagraph a) in •" 251.1: 

a) Fostering aweireness of the role of laity 
both within the congregation and through 
their ministries in the home, work place, com- 
munity, and world and finding ways within the 
community of faith to recognize all these min- 
istries. 

Petition Number 681-LC-251D; MEM. 

Amend * 251.1 to read: 
Delete all of present wording and change to read: 

b) membership in the Charge Conference, Admin- 
istrative Council (or Administrative Board and 
Council on Ministries), Committee on Nomin- 
ations and Personnel, and the Finance 
Committee, and if such exists, the District 
Committee on Laity; 

c) shall serve, along with Pastor and Lay member 
of Annual Conference, as an interpreter of the 
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and the General Church. It is recommended 
that, on the first Sunday following the meet- 
ing of Annual Conference, the Lay Leader, 
Lay Member of Annual Conference and 
Pastor, present a State of the Church report. 
This report would include actions of Annual 
Conference and a report of the local church 
for the past year; 

d) shall inform the laity of training opportunities 
provided by the Annual Conference and/or Dis- 
trict. Where possible, the Lay Leader shall at- 
tend training opportunities in order to strength- 
en his/her work; 

e) shaU promote, plan, and implement Laity 
Sunday on the designated day (2nd Sunday 
in October) or on a day selected which might 
be more convenient. It is recommended that 
a committee be named by the Council on 
Ministries or Administrative Council to plan 
for this day. This committee may be com- 
posed of the Lay Leader as chair, Presidents 
of the UMW, UMM, and UMYF, the Pastor 
and the Chairperson of Worship (or Nur- 
ture); 

f) shall take to the Nominating Committee (as a 
member) a knowledge of the special skills of 
members of the congregation and help facili- 
tate the work of this committee; 

Petition Number: 682-LC-251D; GBOD. 

Add new sub-paragraph following H 251. le) 



compliments, motivates, inspires 
others, who is friendly, invites trust, 
and helps people to feel good about 
themselves and Christ's Church. 

(2) Lead by example, by attending all 
church functions, when possible. 

(3) Contact each new member by tele- 
phone, letter or personal visit to wel- 
come them into the fellowship. 

(4) Practice good stewardship of God's 
resources, both personal and corpo- 
rate. 

(5) Make contact with families in times of 
crisis. 

(6) Be aware of feelings and attitudes 
within the congregation, both positive 
and negative and help to interpret 
these feelings to appropriate persons 
or groups. 

(7) See himself or herself as the link. The 
vital link between congregation and 
the Administrative Board or Council, 
Church and the Annual Conference 
and District, etc. 

Petition Number; 684-LC-251D; GBOD. 

Add at end of H 251.1: 

Associate lay leaders may be elected, to work 
with the lay leader, in any local church. 



f) Membership on the Committee on Nomin- 
ations and Personnel and Committee on Fi- 
nance (See H 267.1, 267.3). 

Petition Number: 683-LC-251Di MEM. 

Continue to amend f 251.1: 

)shall take to the Finance Committee (as a 
member) a knowledge of the financial needs 
of the Annual Conference and a knowledge 
of the Apportionments. The Lay Leader 
should also function as a representative of 
the congregation; 

)shall take to the Committee on Pastor-Par- 
ish Relations a knowledge of the congrega- 
tion and its needs for ministry; 
)meet regularly with the Pastor to discuss the 
state of the church and the work of the Lay 
Leader; 

)when agreeable with the pastor and the 
Work Area on Worship (or Nurture) the Lay 
Leader may participate in worship services 
on a regular basis (at least monthly); 
)shall function as the leader of the congrega- 
tion. As the leader, he or she may 

(1) Be the cheerleader of the congrega- 
tion. That person who encourages, 



H 252. Petition Number: 685-LC-252D; GBOD. 

Amend end of H 252.1: 

. . . membership care, evangelism, outreach . . . 

Amend II 252.1.a): 

. . . programs te aid related to the spiritual growth 
of persons withia the congre gation through 
Christian education, worship and steward- 
ship, and the development of the fellowship of 
the congregation. The this chairperson should 
relate to district and Annual Conference agencies 
dealing with education, higher education and 
campus ministry, worship and stewardship, attd 
ovangoliom. 

Insert new sub-paragraph following H 252.1.6): 

The work area on evangelism shall respond 
to the mandate of the Gospel to "go and make 
disciples of Jesus Christ." The work area shall 
develop programs to proclaim the Gospel to 
those outside the church, to invite persons to 
faith in Christ and to receive them into 
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develop programs to aid the spiritual growth 
of those new persons. It would relate to district 
and annual conference evangelism structures. 

Amend end of f 252.1.6: 

. . . role of women, and health and welfare 
ministries, afid cvangcliam 



Petition Number: 40-LC-252D; RKM. 

Add two subparagraphs to H 252: 

3. Meetings. — The Administrative Council 
shall meet at least quarterly. Special meetings 
may be ordered by the Administrative Council 
or called by the chairperson or pastor. 

4. Quorum. — The members present and vot- 
ing at any duly announced meeting shall con- 
stitute a quorum. 

H 253. Petition Number: 41-LC-253D; FLA. 

Change Adminiotrativc Board or Adminiotrativc 
Council to Board of Stewards. 

H 254. Petition Number 388-LC-254D; GCRR. 

Add to third paragraph of •" 254. 

Members of the Administrative Board shall be 
persons of genuine Christian character who love 
the church, are morally disciplined, are commit- 
ted to the mandate of inclusiveness in the life of 
the church, are loyal to the ethical. . . . 

Petition Number: 686-LC-254D; GBOD. 

Insert in H 254: 

. . . United Methodist Youth Council; the Coordi- 
nator of Scouting Ministries; members at 
large . . . 

Petition Number 42-LC-254D; RKM. 

Add to 1i 254: 

. . . and task forces, unless restricted by the 
Discipline. Since the practice of homosexuality 
is incompatible with Christian teaching, no 
homosexual person shall hold office within 
The United Methodist Church. 

II 250. Petition Number 157-LC-250D; CNV. 

Between " 254.8 and H 254.9, add the following 
new paragraph: 

In situations where a local church or 
churches share a building with another con- 



gregation such as those performing ministries 
in different languages and/or with different 
racial and ethnic minority groups, it shall be in 
accordance with T*^ 202, 206, and 207. The Dis- 
trict Superintendent must consent to any such 
action before implementation. The District 
Board on Chiurch Location and Building must 
be informed of such action. 

1. If the congregations are United Method- 
ist, the following should apply: 

a) a covenant of relationship shall be mutu- 
ally agreed upon in written form which shall 
include a statement of purpose for sharing the 
facility and if the agreement is seen as tem- 
porary, long term, or permanent. 

b) No United Methodist congregation shall 
pay rent to another United Methodist church. 
However, the guest congregation should be 
expected to pay its fair share of operating and 
maintenance expenses, which shall be mutual- 
ly agreed upon. 

c) The congregations may enter into a cove- 
nant which insures mutual representation on 
such bodies as Administrative Council, Ad- 
ministrative Board and Council on Ministries, 
and Board of Trustees. The purpose of these : 
arrangements are to enhance communication 
between the two or more congregations to 
coordinate schedules and building usage, to 
involve the congregations in building mainte- 
nance and care under supervision of the Board : 
of Trustees, and to coordinate cooperative : 
programs. 

d) Cooperative programs may be devel- 
oped that enhance the ministry of both con- 
gregations and their witness to the love of 
Jesus Christ in the community. Such progrzims 
may include joint bilingual worship services 
and Christian education programs, fellowship m 
meals and programs, and cooperative commu- 1 
nity ministry. 

e) If the host congregation so chooses, or if 
it is closed in accordance with '' 2546, the prop- 
erty ownership may be transferred to the guest I 
congregation in provision with the Discipline, 
% 2546, and with the approval of the District I 
Superintendent and the District Committee on 
Church Location and Building. 

If a guest congregation clearly serves the 
needs for United Methodist ministry in a par- 
ticular area and if the host congregation has 
less than fifty members in accordance with 
^ 2548, after careful negotiations with both 
congregations the District Superintendent 
may recommend to the Annual Conference 
and the Annual Conference may act to discon- 
tinue the host congregation and transfer ow- 
nership to the guest congregation. 

Two chartered United Methodist churches 
sharing facilities, or desiring to do so, may 
enter into an agreement of joint ownership 
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the District Superintendent and the District 
Committee on Church Location and Building, 
provided such an agreement is in accord with 
local laws and the provisions of the Discipline. 
2. United Methodist Church sharing with a 
congregation of another denomination: 

a) If the congregation seeking to share fa- 
cilities is not United Methodist and is of a 
different ethnic or language background than 
the United Methodist congregation, the United 
Methodist pastor should first contact District, 
Conference, and ethnic leadership to explore 
the possibilities of organizing a new United 
Methodist congregation. 

b) A property use agreement should be ne- 
gotiated in writing. Shared activities may be 
entered into to enhance the ministry of both 
congregations. A liaison committee of both 
congregations may be appointed to resolve 
conflicts, clear schedules, and to plan coopera- 
tive activities. 



Petition Number: 687-LC-256D; GBHM. 

Add to second sentence of H 256: The pastor in 
charge shall be the administrative officer. 

Petition Number: 1128-LC-256D; GCFA. 

Amend H 256.3/): 

... It is the responsibility of the Administrative 
Board to provide adequate housing for the pastor(s). 
For appointment-making purposes only, hous- 
ing shall not be . . . 



Petition Number: 690-LC-258D. GBOD. 

Amend 11 258: 

. . . coordinator of young adult ministries, coordi- 
nator of single adult ministries, persons spe- 
cializing in ministry with persons who have 
handicapping conditions, coordinator of 
scouting ministries, and . . . 

The officers of the Council on Ministries shall be a 
chairperson, whe ohall fee a iey poroon or a miniotcr 

WliO iS II Oil Gk IhOIi 1 DCi WT tilC lOCul BtiQil ^ ci VlCC 

chairperson, and a secretary. All officers shall be 
lay persons, or clergy persons, who are not 
members of the local staff. . . . 

Petition Number: 389-LC-258D; GCRR. 

Add a new subparagraph after H 256.8: 

It shall encourage understanding of and 
commitment to inclusiveness in the life of the 
church. 

Petition Number: 43-LC-258D; MEM. 

Amend H 258: 

The officers of the Council on Ministries shall be a 
chairperson, whe ohall be a laypcroon er a minister 

iviiv IT) itxjxj tx TtTtriiTtTtrr xn xtttt luvui ot'CXii, a v iv^c uiiaii 

person, and a secretary. All officers shall be lay 
persons or clergy persons who are not mem- 
bers of the local staff. The chairperson shall be 
elected by the Charge Conference; .... 



Petition Number: 689-LC-256D; GCSW. GCFA. 

Delete the last sentencell 256.3/'.) 



H 259. Petition Number: 691-LC-259D; GBOD. 

Add to f 259.1.: 



Petition Number: 261-LC-256D; CAP, GCSW. 

Add to H 256.3 /): 

Clergy shall not be discriminated against 
because of their marital status, and each shall 
be enabled for ministry in the local church by 
receiving a full allowance for housing or a 
parsonage. 

[ 258. Petition Number: 175-LC-258D; RIO, GCOM. 

Amend second paragraph of H 258: 

The Charge Conference may elect to the Council 
on Ministries upon nomination of the Committee on 
Nominations and Personnel: a representative of 
United Methodist Youth Ministry, coordinator of 
young adult ministries, coordinator of older 
adult ministries, and other persons on the basis of 
their competency in program planning. 



Youth and adult ministry coordinators, in 
cooperation with others holding related re- 
sponsibilities, will bring before the congrega- 
tion Christian vocation as a calling to ministry 
in all spheres of life and wiU suggest program- 
ming to nurture and support individuals in 
their vocation. 

H 261. Petition Number: 692-LC-261D; GBOD. 

In II 261.3: Insert a new paragraph between the 
second and third paragraphs: 

The work area chairperson shall assure that 
persons of all ages are provided with oppor- 
tunities to consider their vocation as Chris- 
tians and particular opportunities to express 
vocation of ministry in their chosen careers 
and occupations. The chairperson in coopera- 
tion with the pastor shall assure that oppor- 
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form the pastor, parents, and students to the 
availability of loans and scholarships for Unit- 
ed Methodist students through the Office of 
Loans and Scholarships of the General Board 
of Higher Education and Ministry, the Annual 
Conference, and the local church, and shall 
advise them of the appropriate procedures for 
application. 

Replace II 261. 5.c) 

The higher education chairperson shall | 
forward to United Methodist Colleges and Un- 
iversities related to the Annual Conference the 
names and addresses of high school juniors 
and seniors in the local church and shall send 
the names and addresses of college students to 
the chaplain or campus minister of the college 
they are attending. The chairperson shall de- 
velop a program enabling the local chiu"ch to 
maintain contact with persons attending col- 
leges and universities, and especially those 
away from home. 



Petition Number: 159-LC-261D; NIN. 

Add at end of 11261.4: 

If a Work Area of Evangelism is not nomin- 
ated, then a member of the Council on Minis- 
tries or Administrative Council shall be identi- 
fied as evangelism coordinator to assume the 
responsibilities otherwise given to the work 
area. The evangelism coordinator is to report 
annually to the Charge Conference. 



Petition Niunber: 390-LC-261D; GCRR. 

Amend 11 261.7: 

The work area chairperson of religion and race or 
outreach work area chairperson shall keep the ■ 
Council on Ministries or the Administrative : 
Council and the congregation . . . Council on Min- 
istries or the Administrative Council. . . . 

Add to the second sentence in H 261.10: 

. . . sacramental elements for congregational 
worship; shedl enable the congregation to expe- 
rience the worship styles and contributions of 
the various racial and ethnic minority groups; 

shall recommend. . . . 



Petition Number: 696-LC-261D; GBOD. 

Substitute for first paragraph of H 261.9: 



Amend H 261.4. Revise beginning with line 16 as 
follows: 

. . . church to identify and reach out to persons 
who are neither members nor active in a 
church, helping persons share the Good News 
of Jesus Christ, keeping a current prospect 
file, providing for visitation programs, setting 
growth goals, inviting persons to Christian 
discipleship in the worship services, planning 
specific evangelism events and missions, in- 
corporating new members, and assisting in the 
possibilities of starting new congregations. In 
cooperation with the pastor and the Council on 
Ministries/Administrative Council the chair- 
person shall develop and implement ministries 
of membership care, growth in discipleship, 
and spiritual formation including distribution 
of The Upper Room and other devotional re- 
sources. 



Petition Number: 693-LC-261D; GBHM. 

Amend H 261. 5. a): ... in accordance with the 
programs of the Annual Conference and the Divi- 
sion of Higher Education of the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry. This shall include 
plans for ministry to college and university stu- 
dents, staff, faculty, and administrators related 
to the local church; recruitment of students for 
United Methodist institutions; relating students 
to United Methodist supported campus minis- 
tries; encouraging local support of United 
Methodist colleges, universities, and campus 
ministries in the Annual Conference through 
scholarships, special grants, and interpretive 
programs. ifttefp*eti»g aftd pr6H»eti»g The 
higher education chairperson shall also inter- 
pret and promote these programs of the Gener- 
al Church: the The Black College Fund; Hispanic, 
Asian, and Native American (HANA) Educational 
Ministries; World Communion Sunday offering for 
Ethnic Minority Scholarships, Minority In-Service 
Training Program, and Crusade Scholarships; pre- 
moting the oboorvanGC ef United Methodist Student 
Day; . . . 



Petition Number: 694-LC-261D; GBOD 

Amend H 261.5.6): 
. . .in their career i 



■ and occupational. 



Petition Number: 695-LC-261D; GBHM. 

Replace H 261.5.6): 

The higher education chairperson shall in- 



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9.a.) The work area chairperson of steward- 
ship shall interpret and encourage steward- 
ship consistent with the historic standtirds of 
The United Methodist Church. The chairper- 
son shall encourage both individual and cor- 
porate stewardship. Using as a basis Scripture, 
tradition, reason and experience, the steward- 
ship shall have five components: 1) the use of 
God-given talents, 2) personal financial man- 
agement and life commitments, 3) personal 
giving through the church, 4) local church 
management of resources, and 5) the Chris- 
tian steward's responsibility in God's world. 
The chairperson of stewardship shall work 
with others on the Council of Ministries to 
formulate plans and recommend resources to 
encourage growth in each of these areas. In 
churches where a Commission on Stewardship 
is organized, the Council on Ministries shall 
elect representatives of the Committee on Fi- 
nance to serve on the commission. The chair- 
person of the work area of stewardship shall 
be a member of the Committee on Finance. 

Insert at beginning of second sub-paragraph of 
I 261.9: b. The chairperson of stewardship . . . 



Specials, and other means of giving fef related to 
health and welfare ministries; 



H 263. Petition Number: 699-LC-263D: GBOD. 



Insert new sub-paragraph following H 263.1 d): 

The local church may extend the church 
school by: 

1) Sponsoring new United Methodist church 
schools 

2)' Starting new church school classes 

3) Expanding teaching/learning opportuni- 
ties in the congregation and community. 

Add at end of 11 263.2: 

The local church may designate the Scouting 
Ministry as one of its settings and elect a Coor- 
dinator of Scouting Ministries who would be 
responsible for maintaining the quality of 
these programs. 

Substitute for H 263.5: 



Petition Number: 697-LC-261D; GCRH. 

Amend second sentence in H 261.10: 

. . . sacramental elements for congregational wor- 
ship; shall onablo the congregation te experience 

vTTTT f V \Jl Ullll/ avjT\^a UXXu \>uIIiJI I1./UIIIV/11L3 KJl vXTC T 1X1 X\7UL7 

racial and ethnic minority groupo; shall recom- 
mend standards for ... . 



A ministry by, with and for older adults shall 
serve the two-fold purpose of meeting the 
needs of such persons in the church and com- 
munity, and recognizing the valuable contri- 
bution they can make to the ministry and mis- 
sion of the church in the community and world. 
Older adults in the church shaU be recognized 
as full participants in the fellowship, ministry 
and service of the congregation. 



Petition Number: 698-LC-262D; GBOD. 

Amend f 262.1.: 
. . . conference HMty shall elect a superintendent 

Substitute for H 262.1(6.) 
. . . (b) working with the Christian education or 
nurture work area in the selection of church 
school teachers and leaders for approval by 
the Council on Ministries; . . . 



Petition Number: 44-LC-263D; NAL. 

Delete from H 263.7: 

Each church or charge shall be encouraged te 
have a fellowship of United Methodist Men char- 
tered through the General Board of Discipleship to 
provide another channel for involving men in the 
total ministry of the church .... 



Petition Number: 700-LC-263D; GBOD. 



Petition Number: 573-LC-262D; GBGM. 

Amend f 262.2 (c: 

(c) to promote within the local church the obser- 
vance of the Golden Cross offering. World Divi- 
sion, National Division, and UMCOR Advance 



Insert a new heading just before % 263.7. 

United Methodist Men 

and renumber H 263.7. as a main paragraph re- 
vised as follows: 

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shall be encouraged te have a an organized unit 
fellowohip of United Methodist Men chartered and 
annually recertified through the General Board 
of Discipleship . . . 

Revise as follows H 263.7.c): 

c) Porsono Men seeking membership in a local 
fellowohip unit of United Methodist Men shall will 
be asked to subscribe to the major concerns listed 
in b above. . . 

Amend as follows f 263. 7.c) 3: 

3) To engage in oomo definite Christian service. 

Amend H 263.7.cD as follows: 

d) Fellowohip Units of United Methodist. . . . 
Amend line 2 of H 263.7.e) as follows: 

the unit 



... ex officio member(s) of its 
and its. . . . 



Petition Number: 531-LC-265D; GCCU. 



Amend H 265: 



. . . responsibilities herein assigned to that 
chairperson. The representative of the work area 
serving on each age-level council shall be a member 
of the commission. At least two youths shall be 
included in the membership of all commissions. The 
Council on Ministries may elect other persons to the 
commission because of unuoual particular interest 
and competency in the area. The pastor or a reprc 
ocntative member of the employed professional 
staff of the church appointed by the pastor shall 
serve as an ex-officio member of each commission. 



Petition Number: 45-LC-267D; MEM.GBOD. 

Delete second sentence of H 267.1 and replace: 

The chairperson, who may be the pastor, 
shall be elected by the Charge Conference 
upon nomination by the Committee on Nomin- 
ations and Personnel. 



Petition Number 391-LC-267D; GCRB. 

Add to f 267.2/)(l): 

. . . function of the ministry, including cross- 
racial appointments. 



Petition Number: 701-LC-267D; GBHM. 

Amend H 267.2r/)(3): To evaluate annually the 
effcctivencoB ef the paotor and otaff, provide eval- 
uation annually for the pastor's and staffs use 
in an ongoing effective ministry and for identi- 
fying continuing education needs and plans. 
based upea criteria, The criteria, processes and I 
training for evaluation and continuing educa- 
tion shall be developed. . . . 

Petition Number 46-LC-267D; MEM. 

Correlate portions of H 267.2.f(4) and H 267.3 and 
reconcile duties of the Pastor-Parish Relations 
Committee and the Committee on Finance. 

Petition Number: 702-LC-267D; GBOD. 



Add at end of H 267.2.f(8): 
(See Far. 530, 531, 532). 

Petition Number 167-LC-267D; SWT. 

Delete fi-om H 267.2/19): 

riTvCT" UUllCjUl wULIUti it 1 (jll LliO Ou 6 ijOr , OtlC i 

shall recommend peroono fef employment and/or = 
diomiooal m the staff pooitiono created by the eeaa- • 
eil ee board which are aet oubject te epiocopal ■ 
appointment. I» making rccommendationG ef peF- 
oons fer profeooional otaff pooitiono . . . 

Add: 

The committee and the pastor shall recom- 
mend to the Administrative Board or Council a 
written statement of policy and procedures 
regarding the process for hiring, evaluating, 
promoting, retiring, and dismissing staff per- 
sonnel who are not subject to episcopal ap- 
pointment as ordained clergy. Until such a 
policy has been adopted, the committee and 
the pastor shall have the authority to hire, 
evaluate, promote, retire and dismiss non-ap- 
pointed personnel. When persons are hired 
consideration. ... 



H 200. Petition Number 922-LC-200D; NJY. 

Add new paragraph following H 267: 



I 



Class Meetings 

1. Class Meetings may be organized within 
the church by the Council on Ministries by 
region, interest group or age level groups con- 
sisting of 10 to 15 families to each class (or as 
designed by the Council) for the piu-pose of 
spiritual nurture, prayer support, growth in 
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2. Class Leaders shall be elected by the 
Charge Conference to lead and coordinate the 
classes under the direct supervision of the 
pastor. 

3. Classes shall meet regularly as designated 
by the Council for the purpose of: 

Bible study and prayer; spiritual fellowship 
at homes; accountable discipleship through 
small groups; outreach and assimilation of 
new members; care and support of the mem- 
bers. 

4. Class leaders will be members of the 
Council on Ministries. 

268. Petition Number: 703-LC-268D; GBOD. 

Amend H 268.1. 

. . . congregation . , or shall recommend to the 
Board of Trustees of a selected local church 
that they share their facility with the proposed 
congregation. . . . 

Petition Number: 47-LC-268D; ORI. 

Amend first sentence of f 268.6: 

The Constituting Church Conference shall then 
be called to order, and it shall proceed to choose the 
members at large of the Administrative Council 
or Board on nomination of a committee on nomina- 
tions. 



|[ 272. Petition Number: 48-GA-272D: KSW. 

Retain H 272.1.a), 6), c). 

Petition Number: 1105-GA-272D; GCOM. 

Amend f 272.1: 

1. Human Relations Day — Human Relations Day 
shall be observed ea the laet Sunday ef during the 
Season of Epiphany on the Sunday before the 
observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth- 
day with an offering geeti as recommended by the 
General Council on Finance and Administration 
and adopted by the General Conference. Epiph- 
any is the season .... 

For the 19 8 5 88 1989-92 quadrennium the offer- 
ing receipts will be allocated and administered as 
follows: 

a) Community Developers Program: 60 percent 
52 percent in 1989, 50 percent in 1990, 47 per- 
cent in 1991 and 44 percent in 1992 (adminis- 
tered by the National Division, (Jeneral Board of 
Global Ministries). 

b) United Methodist Voluntary Services Pro- 
gram: 3SpeFee»t 31 percentin 1989, 29 percent in 
1990, 28 percent in 1991 and 26 percent in 1992 



(administered by the National Divison, General 
Board of Global Ministries). 

c) Police Community Rclationo Program: S per- 
eent Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program: 
17 percent in 1989, 21 percent in 1990, 25 per- 
cent in 1991 and 30 percent in 1992 (adminis- 
tered by the General Board of Church and So- 
ciety). . . . 



Petition Number: 1129-GA-272D: GCFA. 

Amend H 272.1: 

1. Human Relations Day. — Human Relations 
Day shall be observed or the kiet Sunday ef during 
the Season of Epiphany on the Sunday before the 
observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth- 
day with an offering geal as recommended by the 
General Council on Finance and Administration 
and adopted by the General Conference. . . . 

¥er the 19 8 6 88 quadrennium the Offering re- 
ceipts will be allocated among the following pro- 
grams and adminiotcrcd ae foUowo: 

a) Community Developers Programr 60 percent ( , 
administered by the National Division, General 
Board of Global Ministries). 

b) United Methodist Voluntary Services Pro- 
gramr 3& percent (, administered by the National 
Division, (jeneral Board of Global Ministries). 

c) Police Community Rclationo Program: & peF- 
eeni Youth Offenders Rehabilitation Program, 
( administered by the General Board of Church and 
Society). 

Net receipts of the Human Relations Day Offer- 
ing will be distributed eft ratio to the administering 
agencies on ratio, in accordance with percent- 
ages established by the General Conference on 
recommendation of the General Council on 
Finance and Administration after consultation 
with the General Council on Ministries. 

Petition Number: 49-GA-272D; CPA. 

Add to I 272.1.C): 

Priority shall be given to such programs as 
school liaisons (Officer Friendly), community 
service-quality -of-life squads, police chaplain- 
cies, victims assistance, and dispute media- 
tion. 

Petition Number: 50-GA-272D: NCA. 

Add at the end of H 272.3: 

Over one-half must go to ministries beyond 
the United States of America. 

Petition Number: 1106-GA-272D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 272.4: 

4. United Methodist Student Day — United Meth- 
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Sunday after Thanksgiving ef the year . United 
Methodist Student Day calls the church to support 
students as they prepare for life in uniting faith 
with knowledge. The United Methodist Student 
Day offering, taken annually on the lest Sunday 
after Thanksgiving ef the yeaF, shall be received 
for the support of the United Methodist Scholar- 
ships and the United Methodist Student Loan 
Fund. There ohall be €tft annual geetl set by the 
General Conference. (The changes in H 272.4 be- 
come effective upon the adjournment of the 
1988 General Conference.) 

Petition Number: 271-GA-272D; HOL. 

Amend H 272.4: 

United Methodist Student Day shall be observed 
on or about the last Sunday in May. . . . The 
United Methodist Student Day offering, taken an- 
nually on or about the last Sunday in May, .... 

Petition Number 1107-GA-272D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Replace the first paragraph of t 272.5: 

5. Peace with Justice Sunday — Peace with 
Justice Sunday shall be observed on the Sec- 
ond Sunday of Pentecost Peace with Justice 
witnesses to God's demand for a faithful, just, 
disarmed and secure world. The observance of 
Peace with Justice Sunday shall be under the 
general supervision of the General Board of 
Church and Society. Net receipts from the of- 
fering will be distributed as follows: 



Petition Number 704-GA-273D; GCAH. 

Amend H 273.1: 

1. Heritage Sunday — Heritage Sunday shall be 
observed on the Sunday following April 23, the date 

©x Ulf lin VT i. xtO T^xilCOu IVi. C tiiiOuxtt V Kj iiui*Cil . iDC U&V 

in 1968 when The United Methodist Church 
was created by the union of The Evangelical 
United Brethren Church and The Methodist 
Church, or the Sunday following that date. . . . 

Petition Number: 163-GA-273D; NIN. 

Add to first sentence of H 273.2: 
or other dates may be set by the local church. 

Petition Number 1108-GA-273D; GCOM. 



Amend H 273.2: 

2. Laity Sunday — Laity Sunday shall be observed 
on the oocond third Simday in October. Laity Sun- 
day calls the Church to celebrate the ministry of all 
lay Christians, including ley mon, lay women, afid 
youth , as their lives are empowered for ministry by 
the Holy Spirit. The observance of Laity Sunday 
shall be under the general supervision of the Gener- 
al Board of Discipleship. Any general agency of the 
Church which desires to recommend a theme for a 
given year for this Sunday may do so eee two years 
prior to the observance. . . . 



11273. 



Petition Number 503-GA-272D: GBCS. 

Revise K 272.5: 

5. Peace with Justice World Order Sunday 
shall be observed during Pentecost on October 24, 
United Nations Day, or on the Sunday preced- 
ing. This Sunday has long been an ecumenical 
observance, symbolizing support of the church 
for the United Nations since its founding. It 
reminds the church of its task and the wholeness of 
the gospel which includes structures in the secular 
realm. Peace with Justice Sunday calls the 
church to continue its witness and education, in- 
cluding support for the work of the United 
Nations in its efforts toward justice and peace. 
The observance of Peace with Justice Sunday 
shall be under the general supervision of the Gener- 
al Board of Church and Society. Net receipts from 
the offering will be distributed as follows: . . . 



Petition Number 51-GA-273D; DET, KSW. 

Amend H 273: 

Twe three special Sundays. 



Petition Number 705-GA-273D; GBOD. 



Amend H 273.2. 



. . . lay women, children, and youth. . . 
. . may do so ese two years prior. . . 

Petition Number 1097-GA-273D; DET, KSW. 

Add new sub-paragraph to H 273: 

2. Rural Life Sunday — Rural Life Sunday: 
shall be observed annually on a Sunday deter- 
mined by each Annual Conference. Riiral Life' 
Sunday calls the Church to celebrate the nirali 
roots of the United Methodist Church and to> 
affirm worldwide the people and communities 
who work with and on the land raising food 
and fiber for the world's people. The obser- 
vance of Rural Life Sunday shall be under the 
general supervision of the General Board of 
Global Ministries. Any general agency of the 
Church which desires to recommend a theme 
for a given year for this Sunday may do so one 
year prior to the observance for which the 
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tion is to be made to the General Board of 
Global Ministries, and the decision of the an- 
nual theme of this Sunday shall be made by the 
voting members of the General Board of Global 
Ministries. 

Petition Number 52-GA-273D; FLA. 

Add subparagraph to H 273: 

Establish Rogation Sunday as a special day 
to be observed throughout the denomination, 
in keeping with guidelines and traditions of 
other such days. 



Petition Number: 53-GA-273D; HOL. 

Add new subparagraph to f 273: 

Establish a third special Sunday without an 
offering as Student Recognition Day designat- 
ed as the last Sunday in December. 

Petition Number 54-DI-275D; CNV. 

In t 275: 

Change tay Spcakcro to Lay Ministers. 

Petition Number 706-DI-275D; GBOD. 

Amend H 275.3: 

3. The applicant shall apply in writing , for 
approval to the paotor with a recommendation 
from the pastor and the Administrative Coun- 
cil. . . holds membership t , to the appropriate 
district or conference committee. 

Add at end: 

To maintain status, a report and re-applica- 
tion must be submitted annually. (See t 249.8). 

Petition Number 392-DI-275D', GCRR 

Add at end of f 275.3: 

Such training should enable ministries with 
all language and cultural groups as appropri- 
ate. 

Petition Number 707-DI-276D; GBOD. 

Amend t 276.1.6): 

Completed both basic and one advanced training 
courses . . . 



11277. 



Petition Number 708-DI-277D: GBOD. 



Amend I 277: 



Add to H 276.1.C): (See H 275.4). 



The certification of a certified lay speaker shall 
be reviewed annually by the. . . 

Petition Number 393-DI 277D: GCRR. 

Add at end of f 211. d): 

These advanced courses should enable min- 
istries with all language and cultiiral groups as 
appropriate. 

H 304. Petition Number: 709-MN-304D: GBHM 



Amend 11 304: Candidatco fef the A Person 
seeking to enter the diaconal ministry of The 
United Methodist Church, upon hearing and heed- 
ing the call to serve, shall take the first formal step 
toward the ministry by qualifying as a candidates 
for the diaconal ministry. Candidates The candi- 
date thus afe is under the care and supervision of 
the conference Board of Diaconal Ministry. (Where 
appropriate, the candidates may also be related to a 
district committee on diaconal ministryr) or dis- 
trict committee on professional ministry.) A 
certificate of candidacy may shall be issued by the 
conference Board of Diaconal Ministry after the 
candidates have has met the following conditions.: 

Amend II 304.1: 

Each candidate person seeking to enter dia- 
conal ministry must have agreed for the sake of 
the mission of Jesus Christ in the world and the 
most effective witness to the Christian gospel, and 
in consideration of his/her influence as a minister, 
to make a complete dedication of himself/herself to 
the highest ideals of the Christian life as set forth in 
H 67-76 and to this end agreed to exercise responsi- 
ble self-control by personal habits conducive to the 
bodily health, mental and . . . 

Amend H 304.2: 

Eeeh candidate person must have been a mem- 
ber in good standing of a local United Methodist 
congregation for at least one year immediately 
preceding the application for candidacy. The rccom ' 

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Charge ConfcrcnoG ef that congregation. 
Amend f 304.3: 

Each candidate person seeking te enter diaconal 
ministry must have been graduated from an accre- 
dited high school or its equivalent. Hc/ohc muot 
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Each candidate person must have met with the 
Pastor-Parish (Staff-Parish) Relations Committee 
and the pastor of his/her local congregation for 
consultation after submitting a written request and 
statement; the committee shall use the questions in 
T 303 as a guide in examination of the candidate 
person and shall make its recommendation to the 
Charge Conference. 

Amend I 304.5: 

Each candidate person must have secured the 
recommendation of the Charge Conference of the 
local church in which he/she holds member- 
ship in the following way: A Charge Conference for 
the purpose of recommending a candidate person 
for diaconal ministry candidacy must be preceded 
by at least two public announcements. The author- 
ized presiding elder shall counsel with those pres- 
ent regarding the ability and qualifications of the 
applicant and make plain the importance of such 
recommendation to the diaconal mini s try candi- 
dacy; to be valid, such a recommendation must be 
voted by written ballot by two thirds of the mem- 
bers of the Charge Conference present at this 
meeting. 

An affiliate member can be recommended by 
the Charge Conference provided he/she has 
been an affiliate member of that local congre- 
gation for one year, has been in consultation 
and has received the support of the Charge 
Conference of the home church where mem- 
bership is held. 

Amend «! 304.6: 

Each candidate person must have applied to the 
conference Board of Diaconal Ministry in writingT 
and be interviewed for candidacy. The confer- 
ence board will then determine whether or not 
the person wiU be approved as an official can- 
didate before a candidacy certificate may be 
issued. 

Amend H 304.7: 

Each candidate must have appeared before the 

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titudc tests it may require; The conference Board 
of Diaconal Ministry shall require psychologi- 
cal assessment to provide additional informa- 
tion on each person's gifts for diaconal min- 
istry following the criteria established by the 
Division of Diaconal Ministry. This assessment 
shall occur during the first year of candidacy 
and prior to the first renewal of candidacy. 



He/she must completed complete the studies ex- 
ploring the his/her spiritual, professional, academ- 
ic, and personal potentialities ef tfee candidate, as 
recommended by the Division of Diaconal Ministry; 
and provided €H*d oupplicd such other information 
as it the board may require for determining his/ 
her gifts, graces, aed fruito. and promise for 
ministry. 

51 305. Petition Number 688-MN-305D; GBHM. 



Insert new sub-paragraph following f 305.2: 

When a candidate for diaconal ministry de- 
sires to transfer to another annual conference, 
the candidate shall notify the receiving confer- 
ence board to request the files from the send- 
ing conference board. The receiving confer- 
ence board shall acknowledge the candidacy, , 
interview the candidate and inform the candi- 
date of the board's procedures and expecta- 
tions which include local church membership 
in that annual conference. 



11306. 



Petition Number 710-MN-306D; GBHM. 



Amend f 306.1: 



1. Each candidate must have been in candidacy 
for diaconal ministry for at least one year^ and no 
more than eight years. 

Amend *" 306.2: 

2. Each candidate must have been employed for a 
minimum of one year immediately preceding con- 
secration and be currently employed in a position 
approved by the board conoiotcnt with PaFr 310.1 in 
the conference where he/she is employed; such 
position should be consistent with *i 

Amend t 306.3: 

3. Each candidate must have met the following 
educational requirements: 

a) Must have received a bachelor's degree, or 
demonstrate competency equivalence, 
through an external degree program from 
a college or university listed by the University 
Senate or approved by a regional or state 
accrediting agency. Exceptions to the un- 
dergraduate degree requirement may be 
made, in consultation with the Division of 
Diaconal Ministry in rare instances for 
persons who (1) have been prevented from 
pursuit of the normal course of baccalau- 
reate education or who (2) are members of 
groups whose cultural practices and 
training enhance insight and skUls for 
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b) Must have: (1) received a graduate theological 
degree from a school approved by the 
University Senate or (2) master's degree 
from a graduate school listed by the Universi- 
ty Senate or approved by a regional or state 
accrediting agency; or (34 received competency 
cquivalcnoo te the graduate, theological, ef 

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€tl S0ei=4 ef Higher E4»eetie» end Mia- 

Petition Number 55-MN-306D; HOL. 

Add to t 306.36): 

In consultation with the Division of 
Diaconal Ministry exception may be made 
for persons &om ethnic minority groups 
or other candidates whose ministry to 
other persons of their culture or to other 
persons of like circumstances often re- 
quire gifts not encompassed in formal 
education. 



PMition Number 899-MN-306D; GBHM. 

Add to f 306.3c): 

. . . Each course must be taken for no less 
than two semester or equivalent quarter hours 
of graduate academic credit. 

Delete last sentence of H 306.4. 

Amend H 306.5: 

Each candidate must have responded to a written 
and/or oral doctrinal examination administered by 
the conference Board of Diaconal Ministry. The 
candidatc'o rcflcctionG emd the board'o rcoponoc 

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didatco for the office ef diaconal miniotry. The 
examination must cover the following: .... 

Petition Number 394-MN-306D; GCRR. 

Add two new subparagraphs at end off 306.5m): 

Describe your understanding of and appre- 
ciation for persons of different racial/ethnic 
heritages. 

Are you willing to relate to and serve all 
persons without regard to race, color, national 
origin, or social status? 

Petition Number 711-MN-306D; GBHM. 

Delete in H 306.6: Each candidate must have had 
a personal interview with the conference Board of 
Diaconal Ministry to complete his/her candidacy. 



H 307. Petition Number: 712-MN-307D; GBHM. 

Amend H 307: 

The diaconal minister's relationship to the An- 
nual Conference of The United Methodist Church 
shall be conferred by the act of consecration. Con- 
secration should take place in the Annual Con- 
ference where local membership is held. Con- 
secration to the office of diaconal minister shall be 
at the Annual Conference; session following the 
guidelines established by the Division of Dia- 
conal Ministry. The Service for Consecration and 
the Service for Ordination may be incorporated into 
one service. . . 

H 309. Petition Number: 713-MN-309D: GBHM. 

Amend H 309: 

1. The diaconal minister whe is in a full time 
ocrvicc appointment shall have the rights of voice 
and vote in the Annual Conference where church 
membeship is held; shall be eligible to serve as a lay 
person on boards, commissions, or committees of 
the Annual Conference and hold office on the same; 
shall be eligible for election as a lay delegate to the 
General or Jurisdictional Conference. The dia- 
conal minister shall attend the sessions of the 
Annual Conference. Any diaconal minister 
unable to attend shall report by letter to the 
bishop setting forth the reason for the absence. 

Replace 11 309.2: 

2. The bishop, representatives of the Cabinet 
and conference Board of Diaconal Ministry 
shall provide an opportunity to meet annually 
with the diaconal ministers of the conference. 
The bishop shall convene the meeting which is 
to be planned by the Cabinet and the Board of 
Diaconal Ministry. The purpose of this meeting 
is to gain understanding of one another's role 
and function in ministry. 

Delete H 309.3. 

H 310. Petition Number: 714-MN-310D; GBHM. 

Amend H 310.1: 



1. Diaconal ministers may serve: 

a) Within a local congregation, charge, or larger 
cooperative parish, 

b) Through United Methodist church-related 
agencies, ecumenical agencies, or 

c) Through other ministries which extend the 
witness and service of Christ's love and justice in 
the world through equipping persons to fulfill their 
own calls to Christian service. 

Insert two sub-paragraphs following H 310.1: 



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This service shall be in a setting which allows 
one to fulfill the call to specialized ministry and 
provides supervision with goals, evaluation 
and accountability acceptable to the board of 
diaconal ministry, Cabinet, and the bishop. 

and: 

Service shall mean that the majority of the 
person's vocational time is devoted to the work 
of ministry in the field of service approved by 
the bishop. 

Petition Number: 715-MN-311D; GBHM. 

Delete f 311 



H 300. Petition Number: 751-MN-300D; GBHM. 



Insert new paragraph following f 312: 

Transfers — Diaconal ministers moving fi-om 
one Annual Conference to another conference 
in The United Methodist Church may be re- 
ceived by transfer with the approval of the 
receiving bishop following that bishop's con- 
sultation with the chairperson or executive 
committee of the receiving conference Board 
of Diaconal Ministry. The place of service ap- 
pointment shall have been approved by the 
receiving bishop. 

Petition Number: 752-MN-313D; GBHM. 



Amend H 313.1: 

Leaves of Absence — Each leave^ or return to 
active status, granted by the Annual Conference 
shall be recorded in the conference journal. When a 
diaconal minister requests a leave or return to 
active status between sessions . . . may recom- 
mend the leave of absence or return to active 
status, for approval by the bishop for the remainder 
of the conference year. Any such leave, or return, 
granted between sessions . . . 

Amend H 313.1 c): 

. . . A study leave of up to one year negotiated by a 
diaconal minister, and his/her employing agency 
and the conference Board of Diaconal Ministry 
shall not affect the relationship to the Annual 
Conference. The leave may be renewed annual- 
ly up to five years if the diaconal minister is 
enrolled in a degree program. . . . 

Amend H 313.1d;: 

. . . This relation relationship shall be approved 
annually and shall not be granted fef more than 
exceed three consecutive years. If no employ- 



ment is available at the end of that time the 
leave may be increased by a maximum of two 
years longer. 

Add new sub-paragraph to f 313. lej: 

In exceptional circumstances an extended 
leave, beyond that described in f 313.1(d), may 
be granted upon the approval of the confer- 
ence Board of Diaconal Ministry. When a dia- 
conal minister is on extended leave, he/she 
shall not have voice or vote in the Annual 
Conference. He/she may request reinstatement 
upon recommendation of the conference 
Board of Diaconal Ministry and vote of the 
Annual Conference. 

Insert as 11 313.2a;: 

A diaconal minister may take retired rela-- 
tionship in the Annual Conference uponi 
reaching age sixty-two by July 1 in the year of 1 
retirement or after twenty years of service. 

Insert as f 313.3cJ: 

A diaconal minister's relationship to the An- ' 
nual Conference may be reinstated if the fol 
lowing conditions are met: (1) Satisfactory re 
port and recommendation by the charge con 
ference and pastor of the local church in which i 
his/her membership is held. (2) Recommends' 
tion of the conference Board of Diaconal Min' 
istry following a review of his/her qualifica 
tions and circumstances related to his/her de' 
termination. (3) Majority vote of the members i 
of the Annual Conference. 

Delete H 313.4 

H 314. Petition Number: 716-MN-314D; GBHM. 

Amend H 314.1: 

A person appointed as a diaconal minister to a 
local congregation, charge, or larger cooperative 
parish shall be a member of that a local church 
within the community where she/he resides 

and a voting member of its Charge Conference, ef 
that ef efte ef the local churchco comprioing ttie 
larger parish, and a lay member ef ^le Annual 
Conference m which that local congregation er 
larger parioh ie located. 

H 402. Petition Number 56-MN-402D; CPA, DET. EOH. EPA, FLA, HOL, IWA, 
KEN. LVL, NCA. NDK, NWT. SGA. ORI & local churches and individuals. 

Retain H 402.2. 



Petition Number: 57-MN-402D; RKM, WIS. 

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Petitian Number S8-MN-402D: SIL. 

In H 402.2 delete celibacy and substitute chas- 
tity. 

Petition Number 717-MN-402D; GCSW. 



Amend f 402.2: 

. . . they are required to maintain the highest 

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marriage end celibacy » oinglonooo. S»ee the 
practice ef homoocxuality is incompatible with 
Chriotian teaching, oelf avowed practicing homo 
ooKualo ai=e net te be accepted ee oandidatco, ei^ 
daincd bb ministcrG, op appointed t© oorvo i» tt»e 
United Methodi s t Church, and ideals of the 
Christian life. 

Petition Number 718-MN-402D; GBHM. 



Delete last sentence of f 402.2. 

Petition Number: 532-MN-402D; NYMO. 

In II 402.2 Delete: 

... u-iiu iri^ 1 X uwvjr XXX DxxigxuxxvDD. oxm^? f xxu VI xtu vx w 

ef homoocxuality ie incompatible with Chriotian 
teaching, oelf avowed practicing homoocxualo are 

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ist Church. 



Petition Number S9-MN-402D: RKM. 

Delete from f 402.2: 

. . . teaching, oelf avowed practicing homosexuals 
are not to be accepted . . . 

Petition Number: 60-MN-402D; RKM. 

Delete from H 402.2: 

. . . teaching, self-avowed practicing homosexu- 
als are not to be accepted . . . 

Petition Number 61-MN-402D; RKM. 

Add comma to H 402.2: 

. . . teaching, self-avowed, practicing homosexu- 
als £U-e not to be accepted . . . 

Petition Number 62-MN-402D; RKM. 

Amend t 402.2: 

. . . Since the practice of homosexuality is incom- 
patible with Christian teaching, oelf avowed prao 



11404. 



ri pi Tiff h/\mftn/^vini 1/3 nvf^ nni" tn <^a n nj^nr^i- ^^tj nn r\n*^jii 

nual Conference shall be permitted to ordain a 
homosexual or appoint a homosexual to serve 
in The United Methodist Church. 

Petition Number 63-MN-402D: RKM. 

Add to H 402.2: 

. . . The United Methodist Church. Clergy shall 
refrain from the use of tobacco, alcoholic bev- 
erages, marijuana, cocaine, and any other re- 
creational drugs. 

PeUtion Number 64-MN-402D; CNV. 

Replace II 402.2: 

2. Ordained ministers of the Church are re- 
sponsible to demonstrate an acceptance of 
God's love through their example and their use 
of Word and Sacrament. As they do this they 
offer the world the choice of God's sovereign 
grace as the sustenance of life, the choice of 
love of God and neighbor as life's real and 
eternal meaning, and the choice of a Spirit- 
filled life of joy, gentleness, and self-control as 
the abundant life. 



Petition Number 719-MN-404D; GBHM. 

Delete in 11 404.1: 

The Inquiring Candidate. — M Upon hear- 
ing. . . . 

Petition Number 720-MN-«04D'. GCSW. 

Amend II 404.16): 

as outlined in t3 H 404.2 below. . . 
. . . outlined in tS H 404.3 below. . . . 
. . . requirements of tS eatd tS H 404.2,.3 below 
have . . . 

Petition Number 721-MN-404D; GBHM. 

Delete H 404.ir6;. 

Reverse the order of H 404.2 and H 404.3. 

Amend H 404.2Ca;: 

The committee ohall interview ^ke candidate 
reflecting hio/hcr otatomcnt e«d Wooley'o hiotory 
quootiono m PetFr 40^ candidate shall be inter- 
viewed by the committee on his/her statement 
and Wesley's historic questions in H 403: 

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submit a written response providing evi- 
dence of understanding and expectation to the 
following: (1) Describe the most important ex- 
periences of your Christian life including your 
call to ministry, (2) How do you describe and 
interpret your response to God's call as you 
understand it? (3) What are your future plans 
for ministry in The United Methodist Church? 
(4) Describe your personal beliefs as a Chris- 
tian, (5) Describe and evaluate your personal 
gifts for ministry, (6) Indicate in some detail 
how your close personal relationships may 
affect your future ministry; 

and amend H 404.4: 

(c) provide asd supply submit a written re- 
sponse providing evidence of . . . 

(d): Provide and supply such other information as 
it may require for determining their gifts, graces, 
fruits, evidence of God's grace and demonstra- 
tion of the call; . . . 

Petition Number 892-MN-404D: GCSW. 

Delete in 11 404.4Ce;: 

. . . emotional maturity, fidelity m marriage asd 
celibacy in oinglcnoso, . . . 

and from all other places in The Book of Disci- 
pline. 

H 405. Petition Number 722-MN-405D; GBHM. 

Amend II 405: 

. . . Charge Conference and on evidence that the 
candidate's gifts, graccB, emd fruits and evidence 
of God's grace continue . . . 

and f 405.1: 

. . . The transcript shall be considered by the 
district Committee on Ordained Ministry along 
with other evidence that the candidate's gifts, 
gracoo, €tBd fruits and evidence of God's grace 
continue to be satisfactory. An annual. . . 

f 406. Petition Number 723-MN-406D; GBHM. 

Amend H 406.1: 

1. A local pastor is a lay person liconood ap- 
proved annually by the district Committee on 
Ordained Ministry and licensed by the bishop to 
perform all the duties of a pastor . . . 



and f 406.6: 

The church membership of and , 



H 407. Petition Number 724-MN^07D; GBHM. 

Amend f 407.4: 

If they Eire applying for license as a full time locaj 
pastor, appeared before been approved by thf 
Board of Ordained Ministry (T 732.2g) and provide 
ed the board .... 

H 410. Petition Number 725-MN-HOD: GBHM. 

Amend 11 410.4: 



. . . only upon recommendation by the District 
Committee on Ordained Ministry from whicli 
their license was discontinued, the Board ot 
Ordained Ministry and the Cabinet. 

and H 410.5: 

On recommendation of the Board of Ordained 
Ministry and by vote of the ministerial members in 
full connection, a local pastor who has completed 
the Course of Study and served not less than foxui 
years as a local pastor (formerly as approved oupply 
paotor OF a kty pastor) may be recognized as a 
retired local pastor. 

H 411. Petition Number 726-MN-HlD: GBHM. 

Replace 1 411: 

Counseling Elders. — Counseling elders are 
clergy members in full connection in an An-i 
nual Conference reconunended by the Cabi- 
net, approved, trained, and assigned by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry to provide super- 
vision and counsel for certified candidates for 
ordained ministry, local pastors, probationers, 
and associate members seeking probationary; 
membership under "^ 416.2. Such assignments 
should be done after consultation with the 
candidates involved. The counseling elder 
shaU: 

1. Work specifically in the development ofc 
vocational goals which shall be reviewed an-i 
nuaUy emd reported to the district Committee) 
andyor Board of Ordained Ministry. 

2. Develop a covenant of supportive account-t 
ability for growth and decision making in the 
pursuit of effective ministry. 

3. Work under the direction of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry in consultation with the 
district superintendent, making an £innual re- 
port of their activities to the board. The Board 
of Ordained Ministry may consider assigningi 
one counseling elder to supervise several local 
pastors or other ministerial candidates pre- 
paring for full conference membership. 

f 412. Petition Number 65-MN-412D: WYO. 

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. . . under full-time appointment to a pastoral 
charge (H 408.1), part-time local pastors under 
appointment to a pastoral charge (H 408.2), and 
student local pastors under appointment to a 
pastoral charge (T 408.3). All ministers are ame- 
nable to the Annual Conference .... 

413. Petition Number: 66-MN-413D; LVL. 

Delete from f 413.2(6): 

TTT7 criwiiivii tyr \X\S IV g u tv o tJt? xTitr T^rrTHrrctT uiiu it ux lu 

dictional ef Central ConforcnccQ; 



I 414. Petition Number: 727-MN-tl4D; GBHM. 

Amend f 414.6: 

Each must prcacnt prepare and preach at least 
one written sermon on a biblical passage specified 
by the Board of Ordained Ministry. 

Insert sub-paragraph following H 414.6: 

Each must present a plan and outline for 
teaching a book or books of the Bible. 

Amend % 414.7: 

Each must have been examined in written form 
covering the areas indicated and approved by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry with respect to the 
following questions: 

(a) Describe your personal experience of God 
and the understanding of God you derive from 
biblical, theological, and historical sources. 

(b) What is your understanding of humanity, 
and the human need for divine grace? 

(c) How do you interpret the statement 
"Jesus Christ is Lord"? 

(d) What is your conception of the activity of 
the Holy Spirit in personal faith, in the commu- 
nity of believers, and in responsible living in 
the world? 

(e) How do you understand the theological 
tasks of a United Methodist minister, with spe- 
cial reference to Part H of the Book of Disci- 
pline? 

(f) What is your understanding of the expec- 
tations and obligations of the itinerant system? 

(g) For the sake of the mission of Jesus Christ 
in the world and the most effective witness to 
the Christian gospel, and in consideration of 
your influence as a minister, are you willing to 
make a complete dedication of yourself to the 
highest ideals of the Christian life; and to this 
end will you agree to exercise responsible self- 
control by personal habits conducive to physi- 
cal health, intentional intellectual develop- 
ment, fidelity in marriage and celibacy in sing- 
leness, social responsibility, and growth in 



grace and the knowledge and love of God? 

(h) What is your understanding of the teach- 
ing office of the ordained ministry, particular- 
ly the teaching of the Bible? 

(i) What is the meaning of ordination, espe- 
cially in the context of the general ministry of 
the Church? 

(j) What is the role and significance of the 
sacraments in your ministry? 

(k) Do you believe in and will you practice 
infant baptism? 

0) Describe the nature and purpose of your 
ministry as an expression of the mission of the 
Church. 

(m) Describe your understanding of an in- 
clusive Church and ministry. 

(n) Are you presently convinced that the 
ordained ministry is the best way to fulfill your 
response to God? Explain. 

Petition Number: 395-MN-414D; GCRR. 

Amend II 414.76)(2): 

(2) Are you willing to relate youroclf to and serve 
all persons without regard to race, color, national 
origin, or social status? 

Add new subparagraph after H 414.7c)(4): 

Describe your understanding of and appre- 
ciation for persons of different racial/ethnic 
heritages. 



11 416. Petition Number: 728-MN-416D; GBHM. 

Amend H 416: 

Special Conditions^ E x cep ti onal Promi se . — 
Under special conditions an Annual Conference 
may, by a three-fourths majority vote of the minis- 
terial members in full connection, present and 
voting, admit to probationary membership a candi- 
date who exhibits exceptional promise for the ef- 
fective ministry in the following cases: 

Amend t 416.2rc;: 

... or university approved by the University 
Senate (exceptions to the undergraduate degree 
requirement may be made from ethnic minority 
groupo whore opccial miniotrico and their culture 

xjiiAJli I fsxixxii U grrfO txxra ei uuues iixjv viivrtJiii^uisiTvu ttt 

formal education, in consultation with the Division 
of Ordained Ministry, in rare instances for persons 
who (a) have been prevented from pursuit of 
the normal course of baccalaureate education; 
and/or (2) are members of groups whose cultur- 
al practices and training enhance insight and 
skills for effective ministry not available 
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11417. 



11454. 



11418. 



PetiUon Number 67-MN-417D; WYO. 



Add to H 417: 



To be continued as probationary members, can- 
didates shall make regular progress in their minis- 
terial studies and be reviewed annually by the 
Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 
through personal interview and by reports 
from the District Superintendent and one ad- 
ditional Full Member/Elder to The United 
Methodist Church. Failure to submit to such a 
review or failure to complete positively such a 
review shall result in discontinuance under the 
provisions of H 454. Care should be given in this 
process of annual review to determine the evi- 
dence of the Probationer's continuing gifts and 
graces for ordained ministry. In case of failure or 
delay, .... 

Petition Number 729-MN-454D; GBHM. 

Amend H 454.1 £md move to follow H 417: 

Amend title as follows: Voluntary Tormina 
tie« — Jrr By Discontinuance from Probationary 
Membership. Probationary members may . . . the 
Board of Ordained Ministry shall file with the 
resident bishop and the secretary of the confer- 
ence a permanent record .... 



Petition Number 68-MN-418D; SIN. WVA. 

Delete from f 418:2(a; 

(a) Conotitutional omondme Rte; 



Upon recommendation of the Board of Or 
dained Ministry, an Annual Conference maj 
equate part-time service to the requirement o 
full-time service. Such equivalence is to b« 
determined in hght of the years of servic* 
involved, the quality of that service, the matu 
rity of the appUcant, and other relevant fac 
tors. 

Petition Number 70-MN-419D; WYO. 

Add to H 419(3): 

; and show evidence of continuing educatioii 
each year of full time service after completion 
of the five-year ministerial course of study; 

Amend H 419(4): 

(4) oomplotcd a minimimi ef s ixty (€0) oomcotci 

degree ift ft college er univcraity liotcd fey ^€ 
Univcroity Senate bt Gompotcncy equivalence 

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ated from a college or university listed by the 
University Senate with a Bachelor of Arts de- 
gree or equivalent degree; 



H 422. Petition Number 71-MN-422D; HOL. 

Delete from H 422: 

i» good standing ohall rocoivo aa annual appoint 
mcnt fey the biahop. 



Petition Number 69-MN-«18D; LVL, SIN, WVA, and individuals. 

Delete from H 418.2(6) 
dictional of Central Confcroneco; . . . 

Petition Number 504-MN-418D; WVA. 

In f 418.2 delete: (a) conotitutional amcndmonto; 
dictional ef Central ConfcrcncoB; .... 
and Ret from the second sentence of f 418.3. 

H 419. Petition Number 753-MN-tl9D: GBHM 

Nvunber t 419 as 419.1. 

Change paragraph reference at end of f 419(9): 

(Consideration shall be given to the questions listed 
in H 434t 414.7.) 

Add as H 419.2: 



Petition Number 730-MN-422D; GBHM 

Amend H 422.1: 

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continuing education is cxpcctod of oonfcronc 
mcmbcro. Thcoc There are professional responsij 
bilities .... 

Replace b) and c) and add d): 

b) Annual participation in evaluation witb 
Pastor-Parish Relations Committees for use 
in an ongoing elective ministry and foi 
identifying continuing education needs and 
plans. 

c) Annual participation in evaluation with dis- 
trict superintendents to determine the pas- 
tor's gifts, health, and effectiveness for min- 
istry (267.2f, 520.2, 732.2n,o), both within the 
current appointment and for future ap- 
pointments. 

d) Growth in competence and effectiveness 
through continuing education is expected oi 
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Ministry (f 732. 2n) shall set minimal standards 
and specific guidelines for continuing education 
programs for members of their conference, and 
insure their availability. 

Petition Number: 731-MN-423D; GBHM 

Amend H 423: 

They shall have: 1. served full time under episco- 
pal appointment within the bounds of the or- 
daining conference for at least two full Annual 
Conference years following the completion of the 
educational requirements specified in 3(a) and (b) 
below. Upon recommendation of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry, an Annual Conference 
may equate part-time service to the require- 
ment of full-time service. Such equivalence is 
to be determined in light of the years of service 
involved, the quality of that service, the matu- 
rity of the applicant, and other relevant fac- 
tors. Supervision is to be; (a) personally assumed or 
delegated by the district superintendentr and (b) 
assumed by a counseling elder assigned by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry. Their service must 
be evaluated by the Board of Ordained Ministry as 
oatiofactor)' effective according to guidelines 
developed by the Board and adopted by the 
ministerial members in Fiill Connection. . . . 
3. met the following educational requirements in 
e«e ef the following ways: (a) graduation with a 
Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from a college 
or university listed by the University Senate or 
demonstrated competency equivalence through 

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twe ycara ef advanced otudy beyond the require 
mcnto fer probationary momborohip (-^ 414 416) 
under the Bupcrvi G ion ef the Divi s ion ef Ordained 

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€tte a process approved by the Division of Or- 
dained Ministry; (b) graduation with a Master of 
Divinity degree from a school of theology listed by 
the University Senate or equivalent degree as 
determined by the Division of Ordained Ministry; 
(c) educational requirements in every case should 
shall include a minimum of two semester or three 
quarter hours in each of the fields of United Meth- 
odist history, doctrine, and polity, provided that a 
candidate may meet the requirements by under- 

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i» those fields an independent study program 

provided and administered by the Division of Or- 
dained Ministry (see H 529.2); (d) under conditions 
regarded as exceptional, candidates who complet- 
ed the first two years of the Advanced Ministe- 
rial Course of Study and were admitted to proba- 
tionary membership by a three-fourths vote 
(f 416.2), upon recommendation by the Board of 
Ordained Ministry when they have completed two 
additional years advanced studies specified by 



and under the direction of the Division of Ordained 
Ministry and have met all the other requirements, 
may be received into full membership by a three- 
fourths vote of the ministerial members in full 
connection, present and voting; . . . 



5. prepared and preached at least one written 
sermon on a biblical passage specified by the Board 
of Ordained Ministry; 

Insert new 6: 

presented a plan and outline for teaching a 
book or books of the Bible. 

Amend questions for Full Conference Member- 
ship to read: 

(a) Theology 

(1) How has the practice of ministry affect- 
ed your experience and understanding of 
God? 

(2) What effect has the practice of ministry 
had on your understanding of humanity 
and the need for divine grace? 

(3) What changes has the practice of min- 
istry had on your understanding of (a) the 
"Lordship of Jesus Christ" and (b) the 
work of the Holy Spirit? 

(4) The United Methodist Church holds 
that Scripture, tradition, experience, and 
reason are sources and norms for belief 
and practice, but that the Bible is primary 
among them. What is your understanding 
of this theological position of the Church? 

(5) How do you understand the following 
traditional evangelical doctrines: (a) re- 
pentance, (b) justification, (c) regeneration, 
(d) sanctification? What are the marks of 
the Christian life? 

(6) For the sake of the mission of Jesus 
Christ in the world and the most effective 
witness to the Christian gospel, and in con- 
sideration of your influence as a minister, 
are you willing to make a complete dedica- 
tion of yourself to the highest ideals of the 
Christian life; and to this end will you agree 
to exercise responsible self-control by per- 
sonal habits conducive to physical health, 
intentional intellectual development, fidel- 
ity in marriage and celibacy in singleness, 
social responsibility, and growth in grace 
and the knowledge and love of God? 

(7) What is the meaning and significance of 
the Sacraments? 

(8) Describe the nature and mission of the 
Church. What are its primary tasks today? 

(9) What is your understanding of (a) the 
Kingdom of God, (b) the Resurrection, (c) 
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(b) Vocation 

(1) How do you conceive your vocation as a 
minister? 

(c) The Practice of Ministry 

(1) How has the practice of ministry affect- 
ed your understanding of the expectations 
and obligations of the itinerant system? 

(2) Do you offer yourself without reserve to 
be appointed and to serve as the appointive 
authority may determine? 

(3) Describe and evaluate your personal 
gifts for ministry. What would be your 
areas of strength and areas in which you 
need to be strengthened? 

(4) Are you willing to relate yourself to all 
persons without regard to race, color, na- 
tional origin, or social status? 

(5) WUl you regard all pastoral conversa- 
tions of a confessional nature as a trust 
between the person concerned and God? 

(6) Provide evidence of experience in 
peace and justice ministries. 

Petition Number: 72-MN-423D; CNV. 

Add to H 423: 

. . . They shall have: 
1. served half time under episcopal ap- 
pointment for at least four full Annual Con- 
ference years, or three-quarters time under 
episcopal appointment for at least three 
full Annual Conference years, or full-time 
under episcopal appointment for at least 
two full Annual Conference years, following 
the completion .... 

f 424. Petition Number: 732-MN-424D; GBHM. 

Amend % 424: 

Hiotoric Examination for Admission into Full 
Connection and Associate Membership. — The bish- 
op as chief pastor shall . . . conference. At the time 
of the examination the bishop shall also explain to 
the conference the hiotoric nature of the following 
questions: €tnd seek te interpret their s pirit aad 
intent. The qucotiono £B=e the s e and einy othoro 
which may be thought nccca o ary: 

H 425. Petition Number: 733-MN-425D; GBHM. 

Amend H 425.1: 

.... retaining their home conference member- 
ship or denominational affiliation. While they are 
net aooociato mcmboro, the Board ef Ordained 
Miniotry may recommend that thooc poroono be 
acGordcd ail the righto and privilcgco ef aooociato 

CTirity ef appointment. Appointments are to be 
made by the resident bishop of the conference 



in which the minister is to serve. Upon the 
recommendation of the board of Ordained 
Ministry, ministers in such appointments ma> 
be granted voice but not vote in the annuaj 
conference to which they are appointed. Then 
membership on conference boards and agen 
cies is restricted to the conference of whicl 
they are a member. They shall participate ir 
the pension and insurance plans of the annua 
conference in which they serve. Such appoint 
ments are renewable annually up to a period o: 
5 years. 

Petition Number: 952-MN-425D; GBPN. 

Add to H 425.1: 

Furthermore, it shall be the responsibility o 
the Board of Pensions of the Annual Confer 
ence in which the appointment is received t<' 
enroll such ordained ministers in the Ministeri 
al Pension Plan and the Comprehensive Pro 
tection Plan (see H 1606.20). 

H 426. Petition Number: 734-MN-426D; GBHM. 

Amend H 426.3raj: 

They ohall meet The Board of Ordained Min 
istry shall determine whether they meet thi 
educational requirements for conference 
membership. 

H 429. Petition Number 73-MN-429D; OIL. 

Add to f 429.2: 

Ordained persons are authorized to preach an( 
teach the Word of God, administer the sacrament] 
of Baptism in the name of the Father, Son am! 
Holy Spirit and the Lord's Supper, equip the lait? 
for ministry, exercise pastoral oversight, and ad 
minister the Discipline of the Church. 

Petition Number: 74-MN-429D; NDK, SGA & local churches. 

After H 429.3 insert new subparagraph: 

4. In The United Methodist Church personi 
shall be ordained in the name of the Fath^ 
Son, and Holy Spirit. 

II 431. Petition Number 75-MN-«31D; OIL, SGA. 

Add to II 431: 

In The United Methodist Church person 
shall be ordained in the name of the Fathei 
Son, and Holy Spirit. 



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Amend second sentence in H 434.3: 

... by other elders and laity selected by the 
person to be ordained representing the Church 
community in the laying on of hands. 



H 439. Petition Number: 738-MN-I39D; GBHM. 

Amend title of H 439: 

Ministering Within the Congregation and te the 
World. 



Petition Number: 574-MN-434D; GCCU. 

Add to H 434.3: 

It is strongly encouraged that the ordination 
service also include representatives of other 
Christian communions in the laying on of 
hands. 

Petition Number: 736-MN-436D; GBHM. 

Amend H 436.2: 

. . . Anziusii v^oiii6r6iic6T pro VI ucu duqv Diic loiioW" 
iftg oonditiono are metr Division of Chaplains and 
Related Ministries endorsed appointments be- 
yond the local church may be for less than 
full-time service. Appointment to less than 
full-time service is not a guarantee, but may be 
made by the bishop provided that the follow- 
ing conditions are met. 

a): The minister seeking less than full-time serv- 
ice should present a written request to the bishop 
and the chairperson of the Board of Ordained Min- 
istry at least em three months prior to the Annual 
Conference session at which the appointment is 
made. Exceptions to the si*- three-month deadline 
must be approved by the Cabinet and the executive 
committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry. 

Petition Number 736-MN-437D; GBHM. 

Amend H 437: 

A pastor is an ordained or licensed person ap- 
proved by vote of the ministerial members in full 
connection, appointed by the bishop to be in charge 
of a station, circuit, larger cooperative parish, 
extension ministry, or on the staff of one such 
appointment. 

Petition Number: 737-MN-438D; GBHM. 

Add in II 438: 

The pastor(s) shall oversee the total ministry of 
the .... In the context of these basic responsibili- 
ties, the pastor(s) shall give attention to the follow- 
ing specific duties. 

Petition Number 1036-MN-438D; MUMC. 

Add to first sentence of H 438: 

(4) helping the congregation in engaging in 
its God-given mission in accordance with H . 



Petition Number 76-MN-439D; NDK & local churches. 

Add to H 439.2: 

2. To administer the Sacraments of Baptism in 
the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit 

and the Lord's Supper . . . 

Petition Number: 77-MN-439D; WIS 

Add to H 439.2: 

. . . Because we believe in one baptism, Unit- 
ed Methodist pastors will not rebaptize per- 
sons who have been previously baptized in any 
Christian denomination. 

Petition Number: 78-MN.439D; NGA. 

Insert after H 439.3: 

To be involved himself/herself and to lead 
the congregation in evangelistic outreach in 
order to make adult conversions and win per- 
sons on profession of faith. 

Petition Number: 934-MN-439D; OKI. 

Add to H 439.5: 

To perform the marriage ceremony after due 
counsel with the parties involved, to insure 
that the couple is sincerely preparing to make 
the proposed marriage a lasting bond. The 
decision to perform the ceremony shall be the 
right and responsibility of the pastor. Qualifi- 
cation for performing the marriage shall be in 
accordance with the laws of the state and the 
United Methodist Church. 

United Methodist ministers may solemnize 
the marriage of divorced persons only after 
they are satisfied by careful counseUng 1) the 
divorced person is sufficiently aware of the 
factors leading to the failure of the previous 
marriage, 2) sufficient time has elapsed be- 
tween the divorce and the contemplated mar- 
riage for adequate preparation and counsel- 
ing. 

Petition Number: 739-MN-439D; GBHM. 

Move H 439.9 to follow K 439.7. 

Insert new sub-paragraph: 

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struggling with personal, ethical or spiritued 
issues. 

and move H 439.8 to follow new sub-paragraph. 

Amend 1i 439.10: 

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nity, afid iftj To participate in community, ecu- 
menical and interreligious concerns and to lead 
the congregation to become so involved. 

H 444. Petition Number 740-MN-444D; GBHM. 

Move f 444 to follow 11 441. 

^ 443. Petition Number 754-MN-443D; GBHM. 

Amend beginning of II 443: 

Conference mcmbcro Ministerial members in 
effective relationship may be appointed to serve 
in ministrie s ministry settings beyond the local 
church which extend the witness and service of 
Christ's love and justice. Conference mombcrB 
Persons in these ministries appointments re- 
main . . . appointments to pastoral charges. Their 
effectiveness shall be evaluated in the context 
of the specific setting in which their ministry is 
performed. 

Petition Number 755-MN-443D; GBHM. 

Amend f 443 beginning at third psiragraph and 
renumber as new main paragraph: 

Clergy in appointment beyond the local 
church are full participants in the itinerant 
system. Therefore, a conference member in an 
appointment beyond the local church must be will- 
ing upon consultation to receive an appointment in 
a pastoral charge. Such consultation shall five d«e 

cnoo, ftfid skills. When initiated fey a conforonco 
member, a request fef appointment te a pastoral 

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^e Cabinet. When either the conference mem- 
ber or the annual conference requests ap- 
pointment to a pastoral charge, the request 
shall be made in writing to or from the bishop 
and the Cabinet. Such a request should be made at 
least six months prior to Annual Conference. In 
both instances, consultation shall give due re- 
gard to the individual's special training, expe- 
rience, skills, and leadership potential. 

Amend f 443.1.a): 

. . . staff of general boardo aad agencies, mission- 
aries, faculty and administrators of United Method- 
ist schools of theology and other educational insti- 
tutions approved by the University Senate, 



campus ministers, and staff members of ecumenical 
agencies. 

Amend '' 443.1.cD: 

Conference members may receive appointments 
beyond the ministries ministry usually extended 
through the local church and other institutions 
listed above in <a) and (hi, when considered by the 
bishop and the Annual Conference Board of Or- 
dained Ministrj' to be a true extension of the Chris- 
tian ministry of the church, ef as < 

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and efie is which ordination te Word, SacramoB t;> 
and Order, as useful eF nocossar)'. . . . 

The Division of Chaplains and Related Min- 
istries of the Board of Higher Education and 
Ministry will provide standards to assist in: 
determining the appropriateness of special 
ministry settings. In addition, it will provide! 
advocacy for persons serving in settings ap- 
proved under this paragraph. 

Those seeking such an appointment in this oato -^ 
gory shall submit to the bishop, the district s«-t 
porintcndcnt. Cabinet, and Board of Ordained; 
Ministry, and the Division of Chaplains and: 
Related Ministries a wTitten statement ef their 

fee minister ef Word, Sacrament, ttnd Order net 

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once, describing in detail the proposed setting; 
for their ministry, sharing a sense of calling to 
that ministry and their gifts and graces for it, 
and expressing the intentional fulfillment of 
their ordination vows. This material will be 
submitted not later thein 120 days before de- 
sired appointment to the proposed setting. la 
addition, a Btatomont to the bishop shall fee fe- 

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ef ordination vows. 
Delete •■ 443.1.e): 
Amend second paragraph of 1 443.2.a): 

They Persons under appointment beyond the 
local church shall submit annually to the bishop, 
the district superintendent . . 

It is recommended that at the initiative ef the 
superintendent, a personal intcrvacw with the die- 
triet superintendent is the district is which thej 
aFe serving be hold. Annual Conferences shall 
review the qualifications of persons in exten- 
sion ministry status, and integrate them intc 
the ongoing work of the Annual Conference. 

Add at end of ^i 443.2.6): 

Using the appropriate resources and per 
sonnel of the Annual Conference, the bishoi 
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setting of all persons under appointment be- 
yond the local church assigned within the geo- 
graphical bounds of the Annual Conference, 
and shall provide a report of the visit to the 
bishop of persons from other Annual Confer- 
ences. 

Delete 11 443.5.a). 

Amend H 443.5.6): 

Special These appointments shall net be made 
only to e positions unrelated related to an ade- 
quate accountability structure . structures ac- 
cording to guidelines established by the Board 
of Ordained Ministry and Cabinet in the An- 
nual Conferences in which membership is 
held. 

Add a new sub-paragraph to H 443.5: 

Individual participation in Armed Forces 
Reserve or National Guard units and part-time 
employment with the Veteran's Administra- 
tion shall be reflected in Annual Conference 
Journals. 

Petition Number: 741-MN-445D; GBHEM. 

Amend H 445: 

Evaluation. — Evaluation is a continuous process 
which must take place in a spirit of understandings 

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diocouragcmcnt i» the Church er in the pefeen 
being evaluated. 1. The pastors in local churches 
shall receive evaluation annually from the 
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee for use in 
an ongoing effective ministry and for identify- 
ing continuing education needs and plans 
(267.2f(2), using criteria, processes, and train- 
ing developed by the Board of Ordained Min- 
istry and the Cabinet. The district superinten- 
dent will evaluate annually the pastors' effec- 
tiveness for ministry (422.1b, 520, 732.2n,o) 
using criteria, processes, and training devel- 
oped by the Cabinet and the Board of Ordained 

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annually (267.2f(3) 1^ the Pastor Parioh Relationo 

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Ministry and/or the Cabinet shall conduct or &»- 
nuai training program fef Pastor Parish Relations 

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efFoctivene9B of pastors in carrying e«t the func 
tiono ef ordained ministry (Pars. 433.1.b), &20; 
732.2n),o). 2. Clergy serving in appointments 
beyond the local church will undergo annual 
evaluation by their immediate supervisors, en- 



gage in annual self-evaluation, and include 
copies of these evaluations in the annual re- 
port submitted to the bishop, district superin- 
tendent, and the Board of Ordained Ministry 
(H 443.2.a). 

% 447. PetiUon Number 742-MN-447D; GBHM. 

Amend second paragraph of f 447 and move to 
follow H 446.: 

In most cases the ministers' continuing education 
program should allow for leaves ef absence study 
leave at least one week each year and at least one 
month during one year of each quadrennium. Such 
leaves study leave shall not be considered as part 
of the ministers' vacation . . . 

Amend first paragraph of H 447 and move to 
H 446 to follow above sub-paragraph: 

Educational Leave — . . . An Annual Conference 
may make such educational leaves available to its 
ordained ministers who have held full-time ap- 
pointments for at least five years. Such a leave 
must be with the approval of the Pastor Parish 
Relations Committee, the Administrative 
Board/Council and the District Superinten- 
dent. 

Amend third paragraph of H 447 and move to 
H 446 to follow above sub-paragraph: 

Financial arrangements for continuing educa- 
tion shall be negotiated in the following .... 

H 446. Petition Number 743-MN-446D; GBHM. 

Amend H 446.2, 3 and move to follow those from 

1447: 

3t Pastors shall be asked by the district superin- 
tendent in the Charge Conference to report on 
their programs of continuing education for the past 
year and plans for the year to come. The district 
superintendent shall share this information 
with the bishop and Cabinet. 

3t Ministers in appointment beyond the local 
church shall give evidence of their continuing edu- 
cation program and futiu-e plans in their annual 
reports (H 443.2a). 

H 400. Petition Number 79-MN-400D; CNV. 

Add the following new paragraph after H 448: 

H 449. Extended Parenting Leave. Ministers in 
full connection may be granted an extended 
parenting leave. This relation shall be ap- 
proved annually for up to a maximtun of three 
years whether taken consecutively or non- 
consecutively. Additional years could be ap- 
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Session. Between sessions of the Annual Con- 
ference this relation may be granted or ter- 
minated with the approval of the bishop, dis- 
trict superintendents, and executive commit- 
tee of the Board of Ordained Ministry. The 
minister shall submit a written request for 
extended parenting leave to the Board of Or- 
dained Ministry, with copies to the bishop and 
superintendent, ordinarily at least ninety days 
before the opening session of the Annual Con- 
ference. The minister on extended parenting 
leave will continue to be eligible to serve on all 
boards and agencies of the Annual Conference 
or will continue to be eligible to serve on all 
boards and agencies of the Annual Conference 
or the General Church. Whenever possible, the 
salary level of the last appointment served 
before the leave shall be maintained in the 
appointment made at the termination of leave. 
When a member requests an end to parenting 
leave, it shall be by written request at least 3 
months prior to the session of Annual Confer- 
ence. 

f 450. PeUtion Number 744-MN-450D; GBHM. 

Amend II 450.1: 

This relationship is granted to ministers who are 
probationary, associate, and full members who be- 
cause of compelling family reasons, impaired 
health, emotional and/or physical cxhau o tion 
need, ineffectiveness bp, incompetence, or other 
equally sufficient reason, are temporarily unwill- 
ing or unable. . . . 

. . . This relation shall be approved annually 
upon written request of the ministerial member or 
the Cabinet with or without the consent of the 
ministerial member sk Icaot ninety (60) dayo prior 
te Annual Conference and shall not be granted for 
more than five years in succession except by a 
two-thirds vote of the ministerial members in full 
connection. The written request for this rela- 
tionship should be made at least ninety (90) 
days prior to Annual Conference. . . . 

After consultation with the pastor, ministers on 
leave of absence shall designate the a Charge 

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forcncc in which they shall hold membershiph and 
to which they shall submit an annueil report. 

. . . and the continuation of their ordination 
rights to the Annual Conference. Should they fe- 

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the Charge Conference where they held member 
ohip, aHdj i» e€tee ef failure te de 9% the Annual 
Conforonco may locate them without conocnt In 
case of failure to report to the Charge Confer- 
ence, the Annual Conference may locate them 
without their consent. They shall have no claim 
on the conference funds except by vote of the minis- 
terial members in full connection. They shall not be 



eligible for membership on conference committees, 
commissions, or boards, oxoopt the Board ef Of- ■ 
daiaed Miaistry aftd the Beard ef Trustees 1 
(f 2513.1). . . . 

Insert a new sub-paragraph following H 450.1: 

Persons on voluntary leave of absence may,' 
with the permission of the Charge Conference! 
in which membership is held and with the( 
approval of the Division of Chaplains and Re-> 
lated Ministries, continue to hold an existing! 
reserve commission as an armed forces chap-i 
lain but may not voluntarily serve on extendedi 
active duty. 

Petition Number: 935-MN-450D; ORI. 

Insert after first sentence of t 450.1: 

This relationship is also granted to ministers' 
who are probationary, associate, and full mem-i 
bers who, because they are called to emerging; 
ministries that he outside the usual definition] 
of "appointments beyond the local" churchy 
are temporarily excused from the duties o£ 
full-time itinerant ministry. 

Petition Number 936-MN-450D; GBHM. 

Amend sixth sentence of I 450.1: 

. . . This relation shall be approved annuallj 
upon written request of the ministerial member o) 
the Cabinet with or without the consent of the 
ministerial member at Icaot ninety (00) dayo prioi 
te Annual Conforonco and shall not be granted foi 
more than five years in succession except by i 
two-thirds vote of the ministerial members in ful 
connection. The written request for this rela 
tionship should be made at least ninety (90 
days prior to Annual Conference. . . . 

After consultation with the pastor, ministers 01 
leave of absence shall designate the a Charg 

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fcronco in which they shall hold membershiph an< 
to which they shall submit an annual report 

. . . and the continuation of their ordinatio) 
rights to the Annual Conference. Should they re 

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the Charge Conference where they held mcmbci 

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Conforonco may locate them without conocnt I 
case of failure to report to the Charge Confei 
ence, the Annual Conference may locate thei 
without their consent. They shall have no claiii 
on the conference funds except by vote of the minii! 
terial members in full connection. They shall not hi 
eligible for membership on conference committee 
conunissions, or boards, except the Board of ©■ 
deified Misistr y aftd the Beard ef TF«ste€ 
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Petition Number: 953-MN-450D: GBPN. 

Delete last sentence of H 450.1. 

Petition Number: 954-MN-450D; GBHM. 

Insert new sub-paragraph following H 450.1: 

Persons on voluntary leave of absence may, 
with the permission of the Charge Conference 
in which membership is held and with the 
approval of the Division of Chaplains and Re- 
lated Ministries, continue to hold an existing 
reserve commission as an armed forces chap- 
lain but may not voluntarily serve on extended 
active duty. 

Renumber 450.2 to become 450.3. 

Renumber 450.3. to become 450.4. 

451. Petition Number: 745-MN-451D; GBHM. 

Move H 451.5 to become 1 451.1. 

Petition Number: 955-MN-451D: GBPN. 

Delete H 451.2. 

452. Petition Number: 956-MN-452D; GBPN, 

Replace f 452.2: 

When ministers who are full-time local pas- 
tors, associate members, probationary mem- 
bers, or members in full connection in an An- 
nual Conference are forced to give up their 
ministerial work between sessions of the An- 
nutd Conference on account of physical or 
emotional disability, with the approval of a 
majority of the district superintendents, after 
consultation with the executive committee of 
the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 
and the executive committee of the Conference 
Board of Pensions, a disability leave may be 
granted by the bishop for the remainder of the 
conference year; provided, however, that such 
leave may be granted only after a thorough 
investigation of the case by the Joint Commit- 
tee on Disability of the Annual Conference, 
which will report its findings to the Conference 
Board of Ordained Ministry and the Confer- 
ence Board of Pensions. When a minister is 
granted disability leave by the bishop, if the 
medical evidence has not yet met the standards 
for receipt of disability benefits as set forth in 
the Comprehensive Protection Plan, subsec- 
tion 5.4, the Conference Board of Pensions may 
authorize payment of the disability benefits in 
the amount that would otherwise be payable 
from the Comprehensive Protection Plan. The 
payments shall be made by the General Board 
of Pensions as a charge to the Annual Confer- 



ence granting the disability leave. If payments 
from the Comprehensive Protection Plan are 
subsequently approved, the Annual Confer- 
ence will be reimbursed for benefits already 
paid, not to exceed the amount otherwise pay- 
able from the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

Delete H 452.3. 

And amend H 452.4 by deleting with their eea- 
se&t in the first sentence. 

H 453. Petition Number: 957-MN.453D; GBPN. 

In the first sentence of H 453.2a) insert , after the 
word "ministers" and following the word "pension 
credit," for service before 1982 or with full 
participation in the Comprehensive Protection 
Plan since 1981. 

Following the word "appointment" in H 453.26) 
insert: 

as ministers, or as local pastors with pension 
credit for service before 1982 or with full par- 
ticipation in the Comprehensive Protection 
Plan since 1981, 

Following the words "pension credit" in H 453.2c) 
insert: 

for service before 1982 or with full participa- 
tion in the Comprehensive Protection Plan 
since 1981, 

Petition Number: 746-MN-453D; GCSW. 

Amend H 453. 2d . . . provisions of 2 fe ef 3 e 
H 453.2b or 453.2c above. 



Petition Number: 747-MN-453D; GBHM. 

Amend f 453.6: 

. . . agencies^, except the Board ef Truotcoo, the 

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Adminiotration. 

H 454. Petition Number: 748-MN-454D; GBHM. 

Amend title of Section VIII. 

Review Termination of Full and Associate 

Conference Membership. 

Petition Number: 749-MN-454D; GBHM. 

Amend Title, H 454.2: 

By Honorable Location. 
Add to f 454.2.a): 



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Upon recommendation of the Board of Or- 
dained Ministry, an Annual Conference may 
offer financial assistance in this transition 
from the Equitable Salary Fund or other con- 
ference resources. 

Amend II 454.2.6): 

. . . Failure to submit the report for two (2) 
consecutive years shall result in location being 
discontinued. When location is He longer granted, 
the pcroon ifi referred to the Board ef Ordained 

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ehipr If location is discontinued, the provisions 
of H 455 shall be invoked. . . . 

Petition Number: 80-MN-454D; SNE. 

Amend H 454.26): 

... A copy of the Annual Report to the Charge 
Conference must be forwarded to the registrar of 
the Board of Ordained Ministry in order for location 
to be continued. Failure to submit the report for 
three consecutive years shall result in location 
being discontinued when recommended by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry and approved by a 
2/3 vote of the Executive Session of Annual 
Conference. Orders shall be returned to the 
Board of Ordained Ministry and filed with the 
Conference Secretary. When location is ne longer 
granted, the pcroon is referred te the Board ef 

rclationohip. . . . 

Petition Number 750-MN-464D; GBHM. 

Amend title of H 454.3: 



nation Surrender of Ministerial Office. 

Amend H 454.6, . . . between sessions of an An- 
nual Conference, the credentials of the member 
shall dcpooit be surrendered with to the bishop or 
district superintendent along with a letter of with- 
drawal from the ministry aad his/her crodcntialD. 
Both the credentials and the letter of with- 
drawal shall be deposited with the secretary of 
the conference. This action shall be reported by 
the Board of Ordained Ministry for confirmation by 
the Annual Conference at its next session. 

H 455. Petition Number. 756-MN-4S5D; GBHM. 

Amend title of f 455: 

Involuntar}' Termination. Grievance Proce- 
dures. 

Amend f 455. l.a): 

. . . claiming misconduct or unsatisfactory per- 



formance of ministerial duties. The person filing 
the grievance shall be informed of the process 
for filing the grievance and the minister shall 
be informed of the process and its purpose. The 

tor Parish Relations Committee (&f paotoro, the 

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tee? ohall be directed toward a reconciliation be 
twccn e^ partioD and the ordained miniotcr. - Th( 
supervisory response shall be directed towarc 
a reconciliation between all parties and tin 
ordained minister and may include consulta 
tion with the Pastor-Parish Relations Commit 
tee for pastors, the district Committee on Su 
perintendency for district superintendents, oi 
appropriate personnel committee. If supervi 
sory activity does not . . . 

Amend H 455.1.6): 

. . . signed by the district superintendent or thr 
bishop . . . preceding the filing of the grievanc 

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the proccoo and its purpooc. 

Amend H 455. l.c): 

. . . lodging the complaint and the person againe 
whom the complaint is lodged shall have the righ 
to be heard. Ne witnoosoo wiil fee colled a»d N' 
counsel shall be present. However, should th 
ordained minister imder complaint. . . 

Amend H 455.1.c0: 

. . . The Board of Ordained Ministry may recon 
mend remedial action, discontinuance, leave of al 
sence, administrative location, termination, or 
may dismiss the complaint. In rare instances fd 
lowing the Joint Review Process the board ma 
refer the matter the complaints as charges to tt 
Committee on Investigation. . . 

Amend H 455.1e(10): 

. . . addressed to the minister with a file copy i 
the perm8ment file of the Board of Ordained Mil 
istry (K 705,6). . . 

Amend H 455.1/): 

... in keeping with the provisions of f 454.1 41 
The board's recommendation to terminate tl 
membership of an associate member or member 
full connection must be preceded by the Joi 
Review Process and must be based on . . . 

. . . ten days following receipt of notice of tl 
board's reconunendation. If a full member 
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longer be permitted to exercise ministerial 
functions and shall surrender their credentials 
to the district superintendent for deposit with 
the secretary of the conference, and their mem- 
bership transferred by the district superinten- 
dent to the local church which they designate 
after consultation with the pastor. 

If upon notice of a recommendation from the 
Board of Ordained Ministry to terminate mem- 
bership a full member or associate member 
chooses trial, the Board of Ordained Ministry shall 
submit the formal complaint as charges Eind other 
appropriate material to the Committee on Investi- 
gation. 

Reverse order of 1 455.2 and 455.3. 

Amend «i 455.26: 

The notice to the minister shall also inform the 
minister of his/her right to trial a hearing before 
the bishop, Cabinet, and Executive Committee 
of the Board of Ordiuned Ministry prior to the 
recommendation being forwarded to the An- 
nual Conference (f 4 65.3). If a mini o tor choooco 

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te the Committee or Invcatigation its intended 
recommendations with appropriate material, fe 
ouch event, the Committoo en Invcatigation aad 
Trial Court will conoidcr fef this ease only the 

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fef charge and trial. . . . 
Amend II 455.2c: 



454.4, .5, .6 to an Annual Conference . . . ministe- 
rial office. A period of at least one year service 
as a local pastor shall be required prior to 
readmission to conference membership. . . . 

H 400. PeUtion Number 81-MN-400D; KEN. 

Add new paragraph following f 459: 

Any person discontinued by an annual con- 
ference, who previously was an ordained, ef- 
fective Elder, after a period of five (5) years, 
may following proper investigation by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry of the Annual 
Conference in which he/she is seeking admit- 
tance, and upon the recommendation of the 
Cabinet of that conference, be presented as a 
candidate for full orders and connection at the 
next Annual Conference session of the Confer- 
ence in which admission is being sought 



11501. 



11502. 



Petition Number: 382-MN-SOlD; SCA. 



In H 501 et. al. paragraphs referring to the office 
of "district superintendents" delete ouporintcn 
dcnto and replace with presiding elder .... 



Petition Number: 396-MN-S02D: GCRR 

Amend first sentence of f 502.3: 

3. Skill. — Among the skills needed by leaders are 
spiritual discipline, theological reflection, building 
the unique inclusive community of the church and 
of the larger community as well. 



The provisions of H 4 55.3b 454.1b above apply to 
administrative location, except that a person on 
administrative location may not be given ad inter- 
im appointments by the bishop. Upon recommen- 
dation of the Board of Ordained Ministry, an 
Annual Conference may offer financial assist- 
imce in this transition from the Equitable Sala- 
ry Fund or other conference resources. 

7. Petition Number 757-MN-457D; GBHM. 

Add to 1" 457.4: 

The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 
may require at least one year of service as a 
local pastor prior to readmission to conference 
membership. 

168. PeUtion Number 758-MN-4S8D; GBHM. 

Add to f 458: 

Readmission after Surrender of the Ministerial 
Office. — Ministers who have surrendered the min- 
isterial office under the provisions of Hf 454.3, 



H 505. Petition Number: 82-CO-S05D$: WYO. 

Amend H 505: 

ir Each jurisdiction having 600,000 church mom 

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juriodiction having more than 600,000 chuFch 

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for eeeh additional 600,000 church mcmbcrQ ef 
major fraction thereof; provided, however, that i» 
thooo juriodictiono where thie requirement would 
rcoult i» there being or average ef more than 

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ef ohall be entitled te ene additional biohop; aai 

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authorigc any Juriodictional Conference te elect 
e»eef more biohopo beyond the quota opocificd i» 
order te provide opiocopal oupcrvioion fef miooion 

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for once, shall elect one Bishop for every Annual 
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f 505. Petition Number: 83-CO-505D; NDK. 

Amend H 505.1: 

. . . one additional bishop for each additional 
500,000 church members or major fraction thereof; 
provided, however, that i» these juriodietiono 
^n4iefe thie requirement weald fesalt ta there beiag 
aa average ef more than 66,000 square miloo pef 

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less; afid i<M eeeh additional 4 00,000 membcro er 

ai biebepprorided, that the North Central Jviris- 
diction shall be entitled to a minimum of ten 
bishops, the Northeastern Jurisdiction to a 
minimiiin of nine bishops, the South Central 
Jurisdiction to a minimum of ten bishops, the 
Southeastern Jurisdiction to a minimum of 
eleven bishops, and the Western Jurisdiction 
to a minitniim of six bishops; and provided fur- 
ther, that the General Conference may authorize 
any Jurisdictional Conference .... 

Petition Number 84-CO-50SD; NAL, NGA, SGA & Conference Committee. 

Amend H 505: 

. . . such jurisdiction shall be entitled to six bish- 
ops for the first 400,000 church members ... or two 
thirds thereof shall be entitled to one additional 
bishop; and provided further that any episcopal 
area having two or more annual conferences 
with more than 125,000 members each may be 
divided into two episcopal areas by the Juris- 
dictional Conference with the addition of the 
needed bishop(s) made necessary by the divi- 
sion; and provided further, that . . . 

Petition Number. gS-CaSOSD; NIN, StN. 

Add to H 505.1: 

. . . entitled to one additional bishop; and pro- 
vided further that any episcopal area having 
two or more annual conferences with 125,000 
members or more in each annual conference 
may, with the consent of the annual confer- 
ences affected, be divided into two episcopal 
areas by the Jurisdictional Conference; and 
provided further. . . . 

f 506. Petition Number 535-CO-506D; GCCU. 

Amend H 506.2.c: 

. . . The consecration service may include bishops 
from other Jurisdictional and Central Conferences. 

niono. It is strongly urged that the consecration 
service also include representatives of other 
Christian communions (See H 512.1). 



H 507. Petition Number 86-CO-507D; WYO. 

Amend H 507: 

The Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy 
after consultation with the College of Bishops, shal) 
recommend the assignment of Bishops to theij 
respective rcoidoncco Annual Conferences fo» 
final action by the Jurisdictional Conference: il 
shall not reach any conclusion concerning rooidoii ' 
tie! assignments to Annual Conferences until all 
elections of bishops for that session are complete! 
and all bishops have been consulted. A bishop maj 
be recommended for assignment to the same : 
donee Annual Conference for a third quadren 
nium only if the Jurisdiction Committee on Episca 
pacy, on a two-thirds vote, determines such assigq 
ment to be in the best interest of the Annua 
Conferences within the jurisdiction. 

This legislation is to be effective at the close of thj 
1988 General Conference. 

The effective date of assignment for all bishops i 
September 1, following Jurisdictional Conferenci 

A newly elected bishop shall be assigned to ac 
minister an ai=ee Annual Conference other tha 
that in which his/her membership was most w 
cently held, unless by a two-thirds vote the jurii 
dictional committee shall recommend that this n 
striction be ignored and by majority vote the Jurir 
dictional Conference shall concur. 

Petition Number 272-CO-507D; GIL. 

Delete second sentence of H 507.1. 

% 509. Petition Number 1130-MN-509D; GCFA. 

Amend H 509.1: 

lb) Pension and houoing allowance as approve 
by the General Conference shall be payable ( 
September 1 following the close of the Jurisdictio: 
al Conference. 

Ic) If, however, the retired bishop accepts any oi 
of the following assignments of church-wide respa 
sibility, the General Council on Finance and A 1 
ministration, after consultation with the Council ' 
Bishops, shall set a level of compensation not 
exceed a maximum determined by the Gener 
Conference on recommendation of the Genei 
Councl on Finance and Administration ?#% 
the Golory ef €tB active biohop : . . . 

Petition Number 759-MN-S09D; GBHM. 

Add to first paragraph of H 509.1c): 

Assignment of retired bishops to Unit 
Methodist Church-related institutions 
higher education must be at the initiative oft 
institutions, with service not to exceed 1 
mandatory retirement ages of the instil' 
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Insert new third paragraph to H 509.2e): 

Assignment of retired bishops to United 
Methodist Church-related institutions of 
higher education must be at the initiative of the 
institutions, with service not to exceed the 
mandatory retirement ages of the institu- 
tions. . . . 

Petition Number 1131-MN-509D; GCFA. 

Amend H 509: 

2. Voluntary Retirement. — a) Bishops who have H 511. 

completed twenty years or more of service under 
full-time appointment as older ministers, or as 
local pastors with pension credit, prior to the 
opening date of the session of the Jurisdiction- 
al Conference, including at least one quadren- 
nium as bishop, may request the Jurisdictional 
Conference to place them is the retired relation 
retire them with the privilege of receiving their 
pension as determined by the General Council on 
Finance and Administration, payment of which 
may begin the first of any month when such 
payments would be permissible under the pro- 
visions of the Ministerial Pension Plan. If the 
bishop has not reached age sixty-five or com- 
pleted forty years of service at the time of 
retirement, the pension benefit for years of 
service prior to January 1, 1982, may be ac- 
tuarially reduced as provided under guide- 
lines adopted by the General Conference. 

. . . e) Pension eatd houoing allowance as ap- 
proved by the General Conference shall be payable 
on September 1 the fifst day of the following 
month after the close of the Jurisdictional ef Con ^ 513. 

tMkl Conference. . . . 



Petition Number: 901-MN-510D; GCFA. 

Amend II 510.1: 

1. Retired biohopo shall net prooidc ever any 
Annual Conference, Provioional Annual Confer 

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take the chair temporarily m any conforonce if 
roqucotcd te de se I^ the bishop prcoiding. They 
Retired bishops may participate in the Council of 
Bishops and its committees but without vote. They 
may preside over sessions of an Annual Con- 
ference, Provisional Annual Conference, or 
Mission if requested to do so by the bishop 
assigned to that conference, or in the event of 
that bishop's incapacity, by the president of 
the College of Bishops to which the conference 
is related. They may not make appointments or ^ 443^ 

preside at the Jurisdictional or Central Con- 
ference. However, when a retired bishop is ap- 
pointed by the Council of Bishops to a vacant 
episcopal area or parts of an area under the provi- 



11515. 



sions of H 510.3 or H 511.2, that bishop may func- 
tion as a bishop in the effective relationship. 

Petition Number: 760-MN-510D; GBHM. 

Insert after second sentence of 1! 510.1: 

In emergency situations, where the resident 
bishop is unable to preside, the College of 
Bishops shall assign an effective or retired 
bishop to preside over the sessions of the An- 
nual Conference (H 51). 

Petition Number: 761-MN-SnD: GBHM. 

Amend f 511.1: 

1. Renewal Leave. — It is cxpoctcd that e Every 
bishop in . . . 

Petition Number 902-MN-511D; GCFA. 

Amend last sentence of H 511.2: 

. . . The bishop shall continue te receive houoing 
allowance €k»d one-half salary and, where appli- 
cable, housing allowance for the period of the 
leave. 

Petition Number 636-MN-512D; GCCU. 

Add at end of H 512.1: 

It is strongly urged that the consecration serv- 
ice also include representatives of other Chris- 
tian communions. 

Petition Number: 762-MN-513D; GBHM. 

Amend H 513.5: 

. . . the Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy 
may refer the complaint as a charge to the Juris- 
dictional Committee on Investigation .... 

Petition Number 575-MN-515D; GBGM. 

Amend II 515.4: 

. . . deaconesses and heme missionaries, and to 
see that the . . . 

and add new sub-paragraph: 

To fix the appointments of deaconesses and 
home missionaries and to see that the names 
and appointments are printed in the journals 
of the conference. 

Petition Number 763-MN-443D; GBHM. 

Amend II 443. le) and move to become H 516.6: 

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mcmborD may he appointed by tbe biohop te To 
appoint associate members, probationary 
members, or full members to attend any school, 
college, or theological semineiry listed by the Uni- 
versity Senater or to participate in a program of 
Clinical Pastoral Education in a setting certi- 
fied by the Association of Clinical Pastoral 
Educators. Such persons are not to be consid- 
ered as appointments beyond the local church. 



pointment in accordance with 11 531.1 and with' 
pastors to update their criteria for appoint- 
ment in accordance with ^ 531.2. 

H 521. Petition Number: 398-MN-521D; GCRR 

Amend H 521.1: 

. . . with respect to sex, race, aad national originj 
and handicapping condition. 



11518. 



Petition Number: 87-MN-518D; SNE. 



11519. 



11520. 



Permit the term of District Superintendent to be 
extended to eight years (8), comprised of four (4) 
year terms, renewable once. 



Petition Number 397-MN-519D; GCRR 

Add a new subparagraph after H 519(2): 

) by seeking their personal commitment to 
the mandate of inclusiveness in the life of the 
church; 

Petition Number: 88-MN-519D; NGA. 

Following H 519(4) add two new subparagraphs: 

by working with the pastors and congrega- 
tions in designing a plan of evangeUsm which 
emphasizes adult conversions and winning 
persons on professions of faith; 

by receiving regular reports and otherwise 
holding pastors and congregations account- 
able for following the plan of evangelism; 

Petition Number: 764-MN-519D; GBHM. 

Amend H 519.(8): 

. . the superintendents shall consult at least 
twice a yea* annually .... 

Petition Number: 76S-MN-520D: GBHM. 

Amend f 520.1: 

To work with pastors^ diaconal ministers Pao 
tor Porioh Rclationo Committ eesr and Charge Con- 
ferences in formulating statements of purpose for 
congregations in fulfilling their mission^ m clarify 
iftg the paotoro' prioritico ia acoompliohing those 

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and Pastor-Parish Relations Committees to 
clarify the pastors' priorities for ministry. 

and f 520.3: 

To meet consult with Pastor-Parish Relations 
Committees to update their criteria for ap- 



Petition Number: 766-MN-521D; GBHM. 

Amend 1 521.1: 

To work with pastors^ and diaconal ministers: 
Pastor-Peirish Relations Committees ... for or 
dained and diaconal ministry . . . 

and f 521.4: 

To cooperate with the Board of Ordainet: 
Ministry in its efforts to provide or arrange sup 
port .... 



Add new sub-paragraph 

To work with the bishop, conference Boart 
of Diaconal Ministry and diaconal ministers ii 
matters of mutual concern for the personal am 
professional support of diaconal ministers. 



H 524. Petition Number 399-MN-524D; GCRR. 

Amend f 524.3: 



1 



3. To establish long-range planning which i 
responsive to ecumenical and racially inclii 
sive perspectives with €» ecumenically rcopor 
sive poropoctivo and to initiate new and vital form 

of ministry. 

H 500. Petition Number 767-MN-500D; GBHM. 

Insert new paragraph following f 524: 

It is expected that every district superintei 
dent shall take up to three consecutive month 
leave from his/her normal superintendent r 
sponsibilities for purposes of reflection, stud 
and self-renewal, once during his/her term i 
superintendent. The bishop and Cabinet : 
consultation with the Conunittee on Distri 
Superintendency, shall coordinate details pe 
taining to such leaves. 

Petition Number 89-MN-500D; WIS. 



Add new subparagraph to t 526: 

4. Accountability for the work of the bish< 
shall be to the Jurisdictional Episcopacy Coi 
mittee.* 



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Petition Number B37-CC-527D; GCCU, GCFA. 

Amend II 527: 

There may ohall be a Conference of Methodist 
Bishops, composed of all the bishops elected by the 
Jurisdictional and Central Conferences and one 
bishop or chief executive officer from each affiliated 
autonomous Methodist or United Church, which 
may shall meet once in each quadrennium immc 
diatcly prior te the General Confcronoo on call of 
the Council of Bishops after consultation with 
other members of the Conference of Methodist 
Bishops. The travel and other necesseiry expense of 
bishops of affiliated autonomous Methodist or 
United Churches related to the meeting of the 
Conference of Methodist Bishops shall be paid on 
the same basis as that of bishops of The United 
Methodist Church. 

Petition Number 768-CC-527D; GBHM. 

Amend f 527: 

. . . which shall meet i» e€keh quadrennium iflft- 

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the Council of Bishops. . . . 

Petition Number 1109-MN-528D; GCOM. 

Replace H 528.6: 

6. The conference council director shall be a 
full participant in the cabinet at all times ex- 
cept when matters related to the making of 
appointments are being considered. 

Petition Number 769-MN-S30D; GBHM. 

Insert in H 530: 

. . . Consultation is not committee selection or 
call of a pastor. The role of the Pastor-Parish 
Relations Committee is strictly advisory. Con- 
sultation is both .... 

Petition Number 90-MN-530D: SIL. 

Add to H 530: 

. . . Consultation is not committee selection or 
call of a pastor. Consultation is both a continuing 
process and a more intense involvement during the 
period of change in appointment. The consulta- 
tion process shall emphasize the local church's 
needs and ministry. 



Petition Number 576-MN-530D; SIN. 

Add a third subparagraph to Paragraph 530: 

3. The process of consultation shall include 
selection in each Annual Conference of one 



layperson from each district to be available for 
advisory assistance to the cabinet during the 
appointment-making process. The bishop or 
chairperson of the cabinet may call upon one 
or all lay advisors at any point during the 
appointment-making process. 

H 531. Petition Number 770-MN-531D; GBHM. 

Amend II 531.1.: 

1. Congregations. — The district superintendent 
shall develop with the pastor and the Pastor-Parish 
Relations Conunittee of all churches profilcB cri- 
teria reflecting the needs, characteristics, and op- 
portunities for mission of the charge consistent 
with the church's statement of purpose (H 520.1). 
These profiloo criteria shall be reviewed annually 
and updated when appropriate to include: 

and H 531.2. 

2. Pastors. — The district superintendent and the 
pastor ohall identify shall develop with the pas- 
tor criteria reflecting the pastor's gifts, graces, 
and professional experience and expectations, and 
also the needs and concerns of the pastor's spouse 
and familyf. These criteria shall be reviewed 
annually and updated when appropriate to 
include: 

H 532. Petition Number S77-MN-S32D; SIN. 



Insert in II 532.4 including consultation with the 
district lay advisors) as requested. 

H 602. Petition Number 91-CO-602D: SIN. 

Add in H 602.1 and .2 following the words "One 
ministerial delegate": 

meaning members in full connection, and asso- 
ciate members; 

Petition Number S38-CO'«02D: GCCU. 

Amend second sentence of H 602.3: 

Delegates to the General Conference shall be 
elected at the session of the Annual Conference held 
« tiie calendar year at least nine months preced- 
ing the session of the Greneral Conference. 

and last sentence of H 602.3: 

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Secretary of the General Conference shall fur- 
nish certificates of election to the officers of each 
Annual Conference the dclcgatco ocvcrally aad 
which shall be returned send e certificate ef stteh 

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immediately after the adjournment of the said 
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Petition Number: 1132-CO-602D; GCFA. 

Amend f 602: 

Composition. — 1. The voting membership of the 
General Conference shall consist of: 

a) an equal number of ministerial and lay dele- 
gates elected by the Annual Conferences as provid- 
ed in the Discipline. The Missionary Confer- 
ences and Provisional Annual Conferences 
shall be considered as Annual Conferences for 
the purposes of this paragraph. 

b) Delegates from The Methodist Church in 
Great Britain and other autonomous Method- 
ist churches with which concordat agreements 
have been established providing for mutual 
election and seating of delegates in each 
other's highest legislative conferences (HH 12.2, 
12.3; 652). 

2. The number of delegates to which an Annual 
Conference is entitled shall be computed on a two- 
factor basis: the number of ministerial members of 
the Annual Conference and the nimiber of church 
members of local churches in the Annual Confer- 
ence.y as foUowo: The term "ministerial mem- 
bers" as used in this paragraph shall refer to 
both active and retired members of the Annual 
Conference (H 701.1). 

3. The Secretary of the General Conference 
shall calculate the number of delegates to be 
elected by each annual conference, based on 
the factors specified above, as foUows: 

ta) One ministerial delegate for the first every 
140 ministerial members of the Annual Conference 
and one additional ministerial delegate for each 
additional 140 ministerial members or major 
fraction thereof, and 

Srb) One ministerial delegate for the first 44,000 
church members of local churches of the Annual 
Conference and one ministerial delegate for each 
additional 44,000 local church members Bttd aa 
additional miniotcrial delegate fef eeeh or major 
fraction thereof, ef 44,000 church mcmbcro and 

Stc) a number of lay delegates equal to the total 
number of ministerial delegates authorized as 
above. 

d) Every Annual Conference shall be entitled to 
at least one ministerial and one lay delegate. 

e) This formula is designated to comply with the 
Constitution, Division Two, Section II, Article I 
(f 12), which defines the minimum and maximum 
number of delegates to a General Conference. 
Should the computations provided in the paragraph 
result in a figure below the prescribed minimum or 
above the prescribed maximimi for delegates, the 
secretary of the General Conference shall be au- 
thorized to remedy the situation by adjusting up or 
down the fractiono numbers of ministerial mem- 
bers and members of local chvu-ches of the 
Annual Conference necessary to entitle an An- 
nual Conference to elect additional delegates, any 
such adjustment to be proportionally the same for 
the two factors, ef miniotcrial mcmbcro atti church 



11600. 



mcmbcro. fe ease ef einy ouch adjuotmonto, 
Dccrotarico of the ocvoral Annual ConforcnccB 

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retired momboro rf the Annual Conference. 

4. Delegates to the General Conference shall b 
elected at the session of the Annual Conference hel 
in the calendar year preceding the session of th 
General Conference. At least thirty days prior t 
the beginning of that calendar year, the seen 
tary of the General Conference shaU notify th 
bishop and the secretary of each Annual Coi 
ference of the number of delegates to be eleo 
ed by that Annual Conference. 

The G ccrctarico ef the several Annual Confo 
oncco ohall furnioh ccrtificatoo ef election te tt 
dclcgatco ocvcrally and ohall send a certificate i 

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Annual Conference. 

5. The secretary of each Annual Conferenci 
using the certificate of election form supplie 
by the secretary of the General Conferenci 
shall report to the secretary of the Generi 
Conference the names, addresses, and sue 
other information as may be required for del 
gates and reserves elected by the Annual Coi 
ference. 

6. The secretary of the General Conferen« 
shall prepare and send to each Annual Confe 
ence secretary credentials to be signed an 
distributed to the delegates and reserves elec 
ed by the Annual Conference. 

Petition Number: 383-CO-602D; SCA. 

Add new subparagraph to H 602: 

Annual Conference Resource members.- 
Each General Conference delegate will be a 
ex-officio member of an Annual Confereni 
Committee which corresponds to the Legisl 
tive Committee on which the delegate served: 
General Conference. These delegates shall I 
resource persons, with vote, and shall serve 
promote the connectional church at Annu 
Conference level. 



Petition Number: 539-CO-600D; GCCU. 

Insert a new paragraph following H 602: 

There shall be a Commission on the Gener 
Conference composed of one clergy and oi 
layperson from each Jurisdiction and foi 
members at large with at least one from i 
Annual Conference outside the United Stat 
who shall be nominated by the Council 
Bishops at its FaU meeting next preceding tl 
General Conference and elected by the Gen« 
al Conference for a term of eight years, half" 



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whom shall be elected by the General Confer- 
ence each quadrennium. If vacancies occur, 
the Council of Bishops shall appoint succes- 
sors to serve any remainders of terms. 

1. The Secretary of the Genereil Conference 
(H 605) shall be an ex-officio member of the 
Commission, its secretary, and shall be in 
charge of all program and legislative prepara- 
tions for a forthcoming General Conference. 
An annual written report shall be submitted to 
the Commission and to the Council of Bishops. 

2. The Business Manager of the General con- 
ference (t 907.15) shall be an ex-officio member 
of the Commission, its comptroller, and shall 
be in charge of all physiced and financial ar- 
rangements for a forthcoming General Confer- 
ence. An annual written report shall be sub- 
mitted to the Commission and to the General 
CouncU on Finance and Administration. 

3. The Council of Bishops shall designate one 
of its members to convene and organize the 
Conunission before the adjournment of the 
General Conference. 



Petition Number: 1133-CO-600D; GCFA. 

Insert new Paragraph after f 602: 

f 6 — . Commission on the General Confer- 
ence. The General Conference may create a 
Commission on the General Conference. The 
membership, term of office, method of nomina- 
tion and election, and responsibiUties of the 
Commission shall be as determined by the 
General Conference in its Plan of Organization 
(11606). 

05. Petition Number 540-CO-605D-, GCCU. 

Add at the end of f 605: 

After consultation with the Council of Bish- 
ops and the General Commission on Christian 
Unity and Interreligious Concerns the secre- 
tary shall issue invitations to ecumenical rep- 
resentatives. 

08. Petition Number 771-CO-608D; GCAH. 

Substitute for H 608.1: 

Three copies of the petition must be sent to 
the Secretary of the General Conference or a 
designated petitions secretary. 

Petition Number 541-CO-608D; GCCU. 

Amend If 608.2: 

2. Each petition must address only one paragraph 
of the Discipline or one issuer of non-Disciplinary 
matters. 



Petition Number 1134-CO-608D; GCFA. 

Amend H 608.2 and .6: 

2. Each petition must address only one paragraph 
of the Discipline or, if the Discipline is not af- 
fected, one issue. 

6. Petitions adopted and properly submitted by 
Annual Conferences, Jurisdictional and Central 
Conferences, the National Youth Ministry Organi- 
zation, or general agencies or councils of the church 
shall be printed in the Advance Edition of the Daily 
Christian Advocate. 

H 610. Petition Number 772.CO-610D; GCAH. 

Delete 610.2c). 

Petition Number 773-CO-600D; GCAH. 

Add new paragraph after H 610: 

The Secretary of the General Conference shall 
be responsible for the permanent record of the 
General Conference which shall include: 

1. A Journal to be edited by the Secretary 
and published and distributed at cost by The 
United Methodist Publishing House. Memoirs 
of members of the Council of Bishops who have 
died during the quadrennium shall be includ- 
ed as an appendix to the Journal. 

2. A Book of Resolutions to be edited by The 
United Methodist PubUshing House. The book 
shall contain all valid resolutions and/or study 
documents of the General Conference. 

Petition Number 774-CO-610D; GCAH. 

Insert H 610.2a) and I 610.26) into new para- 
graph following II 610. 



Petition Number 775-CO-600D; GCAH. 

Continue new paragraph after H 610: 

3. The Advanced Edition of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate and the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate. 

4. All original documents of a General Con- 
ference shaU be filed with the General Com- 
mission on Archives and History. 

H 613. Petition Number: 92-C0-613D; SIN. 

Insert in H 613.1, following the words "One minis- 
terial delegate": 

, meaning members in full connection and 
associate members, 

K 622. PeUtion Number 93-CO-622D; NDK. 

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In the fourth paragraph, first sentence, delete: 

eF i» the event that a member ef the Juriodic 
tional Committee en the Epiocopacy i9«et fee- 

l\j\jV^\A. '•Jj VIm\j TXTZTTXTCCI ^T^TITTd^TTIC^ UL3 CC U V I V g U V^ W 

the Juriodictional Conference . 
In the second sentence, change 19 8 4 to 1988. 



Petition Number: 94-CO-622D$; WYO. 

Change all references to the designations Area , 
Epiooopal Area , Area Reoidence in regard to as- 
signment and duties of a Bishop to Annual Confer- 
ence or Episcopal assignment. 



H 626. Petition Number: 903-CO-626D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend 1 626: 

H 626.4. The Jurisdictional Conference shall keep 
an official journal of its proceedings, duly signed by 
the secretary and president or secretary of the 
College of Bishops, which shall be deposited in 
accordance with H 1811 and with the secretary 
of the General Conference te be sent ier cxami 
nation te the cnouing General Confer once. The 
printing shall be done at the expense of the 
jurisdiction by the United Methodist Publish- 
ing House. 

The provisions of this paragraph are to be- 
come effective at the close of the 1988 General 
Conference. 

And delete H 626.2. 

H 627. Petition Number: 776-CO-627D; GBOD. 

Amend last sentence of f 627: 

older adults, single adults, persons. . . . 

H 631. Petition Number: 578-GM-631D; GBGM. 

Delete H 631. 

f 633. Petition Number: 777-MN-633D; GBHM. 

Amend H 633: 

There may be a joint jurisdictional committees 
on the Ordained and Diaconal Ministry, auxiliary 
to the Divioion Divisions of Ordained and Dia- 
conal Ministry. Where a Jurisdiction Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry exists, this com- 
mittee may be part of that structure. The commit- 
tee shall include equal representation of both 
ordained and diaconal ministers. 

H 635. Petition Number: 778-DI-635D; GBOD. 

Amend third paragraph of f 635: 



11638. 



11647. 



11648. 



. . . last year of the quadrennium^ . The juris 
dictional president, or someone designated b; 
him, who, fey virtue ef his election, shall be 
member. . . . 

Petition Number: 904-CC-638D; GCFA. 

Amend H 638.28. 

A Central Conference, through a duly incor 
porated property-holding body or bodies, shall hav 
authority to purchase, own, hold, or transfer proj 
erty for and on behalf ef The United Mcthodi s 



Church and of all the unincorporated organizs 
tions .... 

Petition Number: 1076-CC-647D; Council of Bishops, GCCU. 

Amend Title of Section V: Chapter Five, tH 
Conferences, by addition: 



Autonomous Methodist Churches, Affiliated Ai. 
tonomous Methodist Churches, Affiliated Unite 
Churches, aftd Concordat Churches, and Act ( 
Covenanting Chiu'ches. 



Petition Number: 1085-CC-647D; Council of Bishops, GCCU. 

Amend H 647: 

1. A Self-governing Methodist Church . . . bw 
which has not cotabliohcd the covenant relation 
ship entered into the Act of Covenanting wit; 
The United Methodist Church, ef an affiliat e^ 
autonomouo church shall be known as an autonc 
mous Methodist Church. 



And add a new sub-paragraph: 



I 



An autonomous Methodist Church or othe 
Church of the Wesleyan tradition may ente 
into the Act of Covenanting with The Unite 
Methodist Church under the provisions of 



Petition Number: 161-CC-647D$; NIN. 

Add a subparagraph to H 647: 

At least once per quadrennium the Counc 
of Bishops, in consultation with the Gener. 
Board of Global Ministries, shall review tl 
status of the autonomous Methodist churchi 
with the purpose of developing covenant rel 
tionships towards their becoming affliated ai 
tonomous Methodist churches. 



Petition Number: 1077-CC-648D; Council of Bishops, GCCU. 

Amend H 648: 

. . . and which by mutual agreement has enter 
into a covenant of relationship or in An Act 



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Covenanting (see 1i 650) with The United Method- 
ist Church, shall be known as an affiliated autono- 
mous Methodist Church. . . . 

600. Petition Number: 1078-CC-600D; Council of Bishops, GCCU. 

Insert new H immediately after t 649: 

1. There may be established with other 
Christian churches and The United Meth- 
odist Church a Covenanting relationship 
whose elements are described in the 1988 
Book of Resolutions or otherwise devel- 
oped. 

a. The purpose of an Act of Coveneinting 
with another Christian Church is to en- 
courage a new sense of global common 
cause, mutual support, mutual spiritual 
growth, common study of Scripture and 
culture, creative interaction as ministers 
in the mission of God's Church, cross fer- 
tilization of ideas about ways to be in that 
mission, sharing of resources, and explor- 
ing new forms of service directed at old 
and emerging needs. 

b. An Act of Covenanting will include rec- 
ognition of our respective baptisms as 
different facets of the one baptism, recog- 
nition of each other as authentic expres- 
sions of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apos- 
tolic Chxirch of Jesus Christ; recognition 
of the ordained ministries of the two 
churches; commitment to systematic par- 
ticipation in full Eucharistic fellowship; 
commitment to function in new ways of 
partnership, visitations and programs. 

c. For The United Methodist Church, 
oversight of the Covenantal relationships 
is the responsibility of the Council of Bish- 
ops with the assistance of the General 
Commission on Christian Unity and In- 
terreUgious Concerns, while participation 
in specific projects is the responsibility of 
the appropriate general agency or agen- 
cies. 

2. The Council of Bishops shall represent The 
United Methodist Church in developing an 
Act of Covenanting with a prospective part- 
ner church. The Council of Bishops shall 
make recommendations to General Confer- 
ence as to the specific covenanting agree- 
ments. When approved by General Confer- 
ence and by the chief legislative body of the 
partner church, the Act of Covenanting be- 
comes effective when signed by the Presi- 
dent of the Council of Bishops and the Secre- 
tary of the General Conference of The Unit- 
ed Methodist Church and by the authorized 
persons in the covenanting church. The text 
of each Act of Covenanting as adopted shall 
be printed in the appropriate General Con- 
ference Journal. 



H 652. Petition Number: 542-CC-652D; GCCU. 

Amend f 652. 3.a) and b): 

a) The Methodist church shall, through its major 
decision-making body, request a concordat rela- 
tionship with The United Methodist Church 
through the Council of Bishops aftd the cxocu 
tive committee ef the Commiooion en Central 
Conference AJfairo. Concordats may also be ini- 
tiated by The United Methodist Church acting 
through the Council of Bishops who emd the 

trni C n nfr r r n rr Af Tni rn Thin P n TriTni n n i nn aViall 

in cooperation with the Methodist church in 
question, ascertain that all disciplinary condi- 
tions are met and then prepare the necessary 
enabling legislation for adoption by the General 
Conference. 

b) When such concordat agreement has been 
approved by the General Conference, the Coun 
cil of Bishops oxcGutivc committee ef the eem- 
miooion e» Central Conference Affairo shall 
prepare a statement of the concordat agreement, 
to be signed by the president of the Council of 
Bishops and the secretary of the General Confer- 
ence and two representatives of the Methodist 
church with whom the concordat agreement is 
made. Such concordats shall be printed in 
the Journal of that General Conference. 



11653. 



Petition Number: 160-CC-653D: NIN. 



Amend f 653.16): 



Said church, if it is within the boundaries of a 
central or provisional central conference, shall 
apply for membership in a Central that confer- 
ence. Such application shall be approved by the 
Central or Provisional Central conference and by 
the General Conference. In the event that said 
church is not within the boundaries of an ex- 
isting central or provisional conference, then 
its membership application shall be reviewed 
by the Council of Bishops and shall be ap- 
proved by the General Conference. 

and H 653.1e): 

The General Conference shall approve legisla- 
tion authorizing the necessary adjustments in the 
organization of the Central or Provisional Cen- 
tral Conference involved. In the event that said 
church is not within the boundaries of an ex- 
isting Central or Provisional Central confer- 
ence, then legislation shall be approved to 
either change boundaries or a contiguous con- 
ference or to estabUsh a new Central or Provi- 
sional Central conference. 



H 659. Petition Number: 779-CO-659D; GCSW, GCFA. 

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f 662. Petition Number 579-CO-662D; GBGM. 

Amend title to Section VIII: 

MISSIONS 

And delete f 662 and replace with the following: 

Definition: A Mission is an administrative 
body for a field of work inside or outside the 
structiires of any Annual Conference, Provi- 
sional Annual Conference, or Missionary Con- 
ference, which is under the care of the General 
Board of Global Ministries and exercises in a 
general way the functions of a District Confer- 
ence. 

The purpose of a Mission is to provide min- 
istry with a particular group or region whose 
needs cannot be fuUy met with the existing 
structures and resources of the Annual Con- 
ference(s). It may also be the initial stage in 
moving toward the formation of a Provisional 
or Missionary Conference. 

The establishment of a Mission may involve 
specied considerations in areas of leadership, 
language resources, and/or property. 

H 663. Petition Number: 580-CO-663D; GBGM. 

Amend title of H 663: 

663. Establishment and Administration of a 
Mission 

Insert a new H 663 . 1 . Move present 663 . 1 to follow 
proposed 663.6 as 663.7. 

663.1 The General Board of Global Minis- 
tries, in consultation with the presiding bishop 
or bishops (% 514.4) of an Annual Confer- 
ence(s), shaU determine the need and set the 
boundaries for the Mission established within 
an Annual Conference, across conference 
lines, or for another extended region or constit- 
uency. 

Amend ^ 663.2 as follows: 

A Mission shall be composed made up of all 
regularly appointed missionaries, both lay and 
clerical, (f 1418.3) mission traveling preachers, 
and other lay members. The Mission shall deter- 
mine the number of lay members and the method of 
their appointment selection, shall fee determined 
hf the miooion. In so doing it shall assure that all 
aspects of the Mission's work are represented. 

Amend 11 663.3 as follows: 

When the Mission lies within the bounds of 
one episcopal area, the resident bishop shaU 
preside over the Mission. When the Mission 
crosses the boundaries of one or more episco- 



pal areas or jurisdictions, the College(s) oft 
Bishops shaU assign a bishop to the Mission. |i 

The bishop assigned to a Mission, in cooperation |j 
consultation with the aoGociatc deputy general ji 
secretary of the appropriate division of the General i 
Board of Global Ministries, may appoint one or 
more superintendents er as many oupcrintondontO ' 
of the Mission as may be wioc determined and for 
whom support has been provided. The bishop shall 
determin e decide which the groups or charges 
GveF which the respective superintendents shall 
have supcrviaion. supervise. 

Delete present *" 663.4 and replace it with f 662 
with the following amendments: 

A Mission shall meet annually at the time and 
place appointed designated by the bishop in 
charge, who shall preside. In the absence of tha 
bishop the a superintendent of the Mission shall 
preside. The presiding officer shall bring forward 
the regular business of the meeting and arrange the 
work. 

Delete present H 663.5 and replace with the fol- 
lowing: 



The annual meeting shall have the power tc 
certify candidates for the ministry, to pass or 
the character of preachers who are not mem 
bers of an Annual Conference, to receive mis 
sion traveling preachers, and to recommend tc 
£in Annual Conference proper persons for pro 
bationary membership and deacon's orders 
The examination of local pastors shall be helc 
by the Mission and certified to an Annua 
Conference. 

Mission traveling preachers are members o 
the Mission without being members of an An 
nual Conference. The Mission shall determini 
the requirements for a mission travelin{ 
preacher in order to most effectively utilize th( 
indigenous leadership. They are limited ii 
their itineration to the bounds of the Mission 



Add new T 663.6 as follows: 

The Bishop shall, at the annual meeting 
assign the missionaries and mission travelini 
preachers to the several charges for the ensu 
ing year, provided that transfer of Nations 
Division-related missionaries shall be com 
pleted only after consultation with the Natior 
al Division of the General Board of Globs 
Ministries. 

Move •'663.1 to follow H 663.6 and amend a 
follows: 

Administration, initiation, and coordinatio 

of a Mission in the United States, Puerto Rico, as 
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shall be in the National Division until require 
mento have been stei (er ^le organi a ation ef a 
Provnoional of £«* Annual Conference. Adminis- 
tration of a Mission in other areas shall be in 
the World Division. 



Local Pastors under full time appointment to a 
pastoral charge shall vote on constitutional 
amendments and the election of delegates to 
the General, Jurisdictional, and Central Con- 
ferences. 



701. Petition Number: 95-CO-701D; WYO. 

Amend II 701.1: 

... an Annual Conference (H 412) shall consist of 
members in full connection (H 421), probationary 
members (H 413), associate members (H 418), affili- 
ate members (f 1432.5a), and local pastors under 
full-time appointment to a pastoral charge 
(H 408.1), part-time local pastors under ap- 
pointment to a pastoral charge (H 408.2), and 
student local pastors under appointment to a 
pastoral charge (II 408.3). 

and add new subparagraph following H 701. IcO: 

Part-time and student local pastors under 
appointment to a pastoral charge shall have 
the right to vote in the Annual Conference on 
all matters except constitutional amendments, 
election of delegates to General and Jurisdic- 
tional or Central Conferences, and matters of 
ordination, character, and conference rela- 
tions of ministers. 

and delete in H 701.2: 

The following shall be seated in the Annual 
Conference and shall be given the privilege of the 
floor without vote: part time end Student Local 
Paotoro; lay missionaries regularly appointed .... 



Petition Number: 96-CO-701D; SNE. 

Amend H 701.1: 

The ministerial membership of an Annual Con- 
ference shall consist of members in full connection 
(f 412), pastors of other denominations serving 
multi-denominational churches which include 
United Methodists, .... 

and add a new subparagraph following H 701.1a): 

Pastors of other denominations serving 
multi-denominational churches which include 
United Methodists shall have the right to at- 
tend with voice the executive session and vote 
on all matters except constitutional amend- 
ments, election of delegates to the General and 
Jurisdictional or Central Conferences, and 
matters of ordination, character, and confer- 
ence relations of ministers. 



11702. 



Petition Number: 98-CO-701D: RKM. 

Delete in f 701. Id): 

Local pastors under AiU time appointment to a 
pastoral charge shall have the right to vote in the 
Annual Conference on all ... . 

and delete in H 701.2: 

The following shall be seated in the Annual 
Conference and shall be given the privilege of the 
floor without vote: part time and student local 
pastors; lay missionaries regularly appointed .... 

Petition Number: 543-CO-701D; GCCU. 

Amend H 701.2: 

2. The following shall be seated in the Annued 
Conference and shall be given the privilege of the 
floor without vote: part-time and student local 
pastors; official representatives from other de- 
nominations, especially from member 
churches of the Consultation on Church 
Union, invited by the Annual Conference; .... 

Petition Number: 99-CO-701D', WIS. 

Amend H 701.4: 

The lay members of the Annual Conference shall 
participate in all deliberations and vote upon all 
measures except e» including the granting or 
validation .... members shall serve on all com- 
mittees except including those on ministerial re- 
lations and for the trial of ministers. 



Petition Number 7B0-CO-702D; GBOD. 

Amend f 702.8.a): 

. . . the laity both within the congregation and 
through their ministries in the home, work 
place, community, and world in achieving. . . 

the conference nominating committee, the con- 
ference committee on the episopacy and the 
executive committee, if any, of the conference 
Council on Ministries and may serve. . . 

sessions, emi the executive committee, if emyj &( 
the conference Council &r Miniotrioo, and may be 
designated. . . 



Petition Number: 97-CO-701D: NAL. 

Amend H 701.1d): 



Petition Number: 100-CO-702D; MEM. 

Amend H 702.8a): 



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. . . The lay leader will have responsibility for 
fostering awareness of the role of the laity both 
within the congregation and through their 
ministries in the home, work place, communi- 
ty, and world, in achieving the mission of the 
church, and .... 

Delete H 702.86) 

Amend H 702. 8cf) by adding: 

Associate conference lay leader(s), to work 
with the conference lay leader, may be elected 
by the annual conference as the annual confer- 
ence may determine. 

Petition Number: 781-CO-702D; GBOD. 

Add at end of H 702.8.d): 

Associate conference lay leader(s), to work 
with the conference lay leader, may be elected 
by the annual conference as it may determine. 

Petition Number: 782-CO-702D; MEM. 

Add to H 702.8d): 

Associate conference lay leader(s), to work 
with the conference lay leader, may be elected 
by the annued conference as the annual confer- 
ence may determine. 

H 703. Petition Number: 905-CO-703D; GCFA. 

Amend H 703.2: 

An Annual Conference cannot financially obli- 
gate The United Mcthodiot Church gf any organiza- 
tional unit thereof of The United Methodist 
Church except the Annual Conference itself 

H 704. Petition Number: 783-CO-704D; GBHM. 

Add to H 704.6: 

An executive session shall consist of the or- 
dained ministers in Full Connection unless 
others are admitted by express action and 
invitation of the executive session. No one so 
invited shall have vote, nor, unless specificaUy 
granted by the executive session, shall have 
voice (H 421). 

f 705. Petition Number: 262-CO-705D; CAP. 

Reverse k) and 1) of H 705.3. 

Petition Number: 906-CO-705D; GCFA. 

Amend H 705.6 to become effective at the close of 
the 1988 General Conference: 

The secretary, treasiu-er, or other administra- 



tive officer named by the Annual Conference « 

each Annual Conforonco shall keep a complete 
service record of every ministerial personnel ir 
member ef the Annual Conference together witi 

JJllXj UUIA7 Vl I_I.IUI. X IUC\.< LU.i.U UllV tJll. vll ucxxnjc) ^7x (jm 

member, opouoo, and children. Service record: 
shall include but not be limited to biographica 
information supplied by the individual, a list o 
appointments, and a record of Annueil Confer 
ence actions with regard to conference rela 
tionships. In addition to service records, th 
secretary, treasurer, or other administrativ 
officer named by the Annual Conference sha] 
keep descriptions of circumstances related t 
changes in conference relationships, creder 
tials surrendered to the bishop or district su i 
perintendent, and confidential trial records.! 



Petition Number 784-CO-705D; GBHM. 

Amend H 705.6.: 

The secretary of each Annual Conference sha 
keep a complete service record of o very miniBtcri 
member ef the Annual Conforonco together wi»> 

f"r>f* Hfi t".f* AT m n t*t*i n fxr* nn/i frhr* rii W-h H nfr^ in fkf u 

TTUr UUIAJ t?T lllUl I TCtgT^ UIIU ttlC Vll Lll UUUUO Kft Vt 

member, opousc, a»d children, ministerial pe 
sonnel in the Annual Conference. Servic 
records shall include but not be limited ' 
biographical information suppUed by the inc 
vidual, a list of appointments, and a record > 
Annufd Conference actions with regard to co) 
ference relationships. In addition to servit 
records, the secretary shall keep descriptioi 
of circumstances related to changes in confe 
ence relationships, credentials surrendered 
the bishop or district superintendent, and co 
fidential trial records. 

Add new sub-paragraph: 

All records of candidates and minister! 
personnel maintained by the conference seci 
tary. Board of Ordained Ministry, Board 
Diaconal Ministry, are to be kept on behalf 
the Annual Conference in conformity wi 
guidelines provided by the General Council 
Fineince and Administration in consultati 
with the Genered BoEU-d of Higher Educati 
and Ministry and the General Board of P« 
sions and the following principles: (a) the A 
nual Conference is the owner of its persom > 
records and files; (b) all information includ i 
in its records is to be accurate; (c) individu; ' 
in whose name a record is kept shall ha' 
access to the information contained in a recc I 
or file with the exception of surrendered c • 
dentials, and information for which a right i 
access waiver has been signed; (d) access) 
unpubUshed records by persons other than t e 
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secretary, or the Board of Ordained Ministry 
for clergy, and Board of Diaconal Ministry for 
diaconal ministers shall require written con- 
sent of the person in whose name a record is 
kept; access to trial records shall be governed 
by the provisions of H 2624.3e. 



Petition Number: 907-CO-70SD; GCFA. 

Add new sub-paragraph following f 705.7 to be- 
come effective at the close of the 1988 General 
Conference: 

All records of candidates and ministerial 
personnel maintained by the conference secre- 
tary, treasurer, or other administrative officer 
named by the Annual Conference, Board of 
Ordained Ministry, Board of Diaconal Min- 
istry, Board of Pensions, and the district Com- 
mittee on Ordained Ministry are to be kept on 
behalf of the Annual Conference in conformity 
with guidelines provided by the General 
Council on Finance and Administration, in 
consultation with the General Board of Higher 
Education and Ministry and the General 
Board of Pensions, and the following princi- 
ples: a) the Annual Conference is the owner of 
its personnel records and files; b) individuals 
in whose name a record is kept shall have 
access to the information contained in a record 
or file, with the exception of surrendered cre- 
dentials and information for which a right of 
access waiver has been signed; c) access to 
unpublished records by persons other than the 
bishop, district suerintendent, conference sec- 
retary, treasurer or other administrative offi- 
cer or the Board of Ordained Ministry, Board 
of Diaconal Ministry, Board of Pensions, and 
the district Committee on Ordained Ministry 
shall require written consent of the person in 
whose name a record is kept; access to trial 
records shall be governed by the provisions of 
H 2624.2e),.3e). 

706. Petition Number: 441-CO-706D; CRR. 

Insert new subparagraph after H 706.1: 

2. There shall be a Nominating Committee 
selected in a manner determined by the AlU- 
nual Conference. This committee should be 
representative of the annual conference com- 
position and should be racially inclusive. 



Petition Number; 101-CO-706D; KSE. 

Insert following H 706.2: 

3. The Annual Conference shall have a 
Committee on Nominations. The purpose of 
this committee is to nominate members of all 



the conference boards, commissions, commit- 
tees and agencies, except where otherwise 
provided by the Discipline. The Conference 
Lay Leader shall be a member. The Conference 
Council on Ministries Director shall serve as a 
resource person on the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

a) The members of the Committee on 
Nominations shall be nominated by the 
Cabinet. These nominations shall be 
made at the session of Annual Confer- 
ence preceding the General Confer- 
ence session, and shall reflect racial/ 
ethnic, sexual and district representa- 
tion. It is suggested that two from each 
district is an efficient number. Nomina- 
tions may come from the floor as long 
as they continue to reflect the racial/ 
ethnic, sexual and district representa- 
tion, and as long as those nominated 
have agreed to serve if elected. Mem- 
bers shall serve for at least one qua- 
drennium, and not more than two. Va- 
cancies on the Committee shall be 
filled by the Cabinet. 

b) Following the adjournment of the An- 
nual Conference session preceeding 
the General Conference session, the 
Conference Council Director sh{dl call 
an organizational meeting of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations not later than 
September 15. The committee shall 
elect the officers it deems necessary for 
the work of the committee at that 
meeting. 

c) Prior to each Annual Conference ses- 
sion, members of the Committee shall 
contact the Cabinet and others in- 
terested in nominations to enable ap- 
propriate nominations for the Annual 
Conference agencies, to assure proper 
district representation, and to fill spe- 
cific vacancies. It is suggested that at 
least once each quadrennium an effort 
be made to solicit nominations for 
agencies from each pastor and charge 
in the conference. 

d) The Committee on Nominations shall 
act, in consultation with the Cabinet, as 
the personnel resourcing agency for 
conference agencies. All agencies 
making nominations to the conference 
should submit their reports to the 
Committee on Nominations for presen- 
tation to the conference. 

e) No member of any conference agency, 
or related body, can serve for more 
than two (2) consecutive quadrennia, 
provided that two (2) or more years 
within an quadrennium constitutes a 
quadrennium. 

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to membership on more than one board, 
commission, committee, or agency. The 
exceptions to this rule should be 1) 
where otherwise provided by the Disci- 
pline, 2) by vote of the Annual Confer- 
ence, 3) to assxu-e district representa- 
tion on appropriate conference agen- 
cies, 4) members of the Committee on 
Nominations, 5) Commission on Reli- 
gion and Race, 6) Commission on the 
Status and Role of Women, 7) Personnel 
Committee and 8) Committee on Inves- 
tigation, 
g) Term of office for members of confer- 
ence agencies begins immediately fol- 
lowing election. 
h) Vacancies on conference agencies that 
occur between Annual Conference 
sessions shall be filled by the Commit- 
tee on Nominations, except where pro- 
vided otherwise by the Discipline. 
Those asked to fill vacancies wiU be 
presented for election at the next ses- 
sion of Annual Conference. 



Petition Number 400-CO-706D; GCRR 

Amend ^ 706.4: 

4. Insofar as possible, the membership on coun- 
cils, boards, and agencies of the Annual Conference 
shall include one-third clergy, one-third laywomen, 
and one-third lasonen, except for the Board of Or- 
dained Ministryr Special attention oholl fee given te 
^e incluoion ^, {ind shall include racial and 
ethnic minority persons, clergy- 
women, youth, young adults, older adults, and 
persons with a handicapping conditionr a«d racial 
and ethnic minority poroons in keeping with poli- 
cies for general church agencies. 

Petition Number: 401-FA-708D; GCRR. 

Amend «1 708.2a): 

. . . Persons shall be nominated for membership 
in a manner determined by the conferencer Insofar 
as poDoiblc there ohall fee one third laymen, ene- 

VTXzm itxy ^rr\jm,\suj lluu uuvj liij-e ct currg^rr it to x l^^jiu 

mended that in the nominati ea €ffid election ef 

given te appropriate roproocntation ef youth £«d 
minority pcroono. , in accordance with II 706.4. 



Petition Number: 1110-FA-708D; GCOM. 

Replace 11 708.2b(5): 

(5) the conference council director or an- 
other representative of the conference Council 
on Ministries, without vote. 



^709. 



Petition Number 402-FA-709D. GCRR. 

Add to the end of •" 709.11: 



!l 



11710. 



These policies and practices shall be in ao 
cordance with the Social Principles, •! 72A), fj 
andG). 



Petition Number 102-FA-710D; KEN. 

Amend H 710.3: 

Delete World Service and and leave paragrapl 
heading to read Conference Benevolences Bud 
get. 

f TlO.Scf) shall become •" 710.4 with the headinj 
World Service Apportionments. 

Amend to read: 

. . .the council, on receiving from the treasurer 
the General Council on Finance and Administra 
tion a statement of the amount apportioned tha 
Annual Conference for World Service, shall ap 
portion, without reduction for the quadrenniun 
the World Service apportionment to the loca 
church in a manner to be determined by tb 
Annual Conference. This apportionment shal 
be known as World Service. (See also •" 711.) 



H 711. Petition Number 103-FA-711D; KEN. 

Amend "^ 711: 

Delete asd from between World Service eind Cor 
ference Benevolences and replace it with a comm 

Amend «! 711.4: 

The World Service and Conference Benevolence 
apportionments .... 

K 713. Petition Number 1135-FA-713D; GCFA. 

Add sentence to H 713.1: 



As a part of the audit, the accountant sha ■ 
confer with the presiding bishop of the Annua } 
Conference and the president of the counci ' 



H 715. Petition Number 1136-FA-715D; GCFA. 

Amend *; 715: 

II 715. ConfcrcnGC Trcaaurcr Director of A< 
ministration/Treasurer. — 1. Each Annual Co; 
ference, on nomination of its Council on Finsini 
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troaourcr director of administration/treasurer. 

The trcQourcr director shall serve . . . the council 
may remove the trcQGurcr director from office for 
cause and fill the vacancy until the next session of 

LllC ^UlUld dl^C J. IIvi iJl V'UuUI \-i I CTTTtTTT TTTT Ull \^V<UI T Ulll\7^ 

nablo te the council The Director of Administra- 
tion/Treasurer shall serve as the executive offi- 
cer of the Council on Finance and Administra- 
tion and shall be directly amenable to the 
council. The troaourcr director may sit with the 
council and its committees at all sessions and have 
the privilege of voice but not vote. 

and substitute director for conference troaourcr . 
or troaourcr in all other places in H 715. 

Petition Number: 104-FA-715D; KEN. 

Delete from 11 715.2a): 

the following (1) and renumber: 

(1) World Service (2) Conference Benevolences 

Delete the first sentence from H 715.26): 

Delete the word share and replace with appor- 
tioned amount, in the subsequent sentences of the 
subparagraph. 

Petition Number 105-FA-715D; WIS. 

Add to H 715.26): 

. . . rightful share and proportion of each. Each 
agency or cause receiving conference benevo- 
lence support shall have the authority to ad- 
just, between conference sessions, individual 
line items within their budget under the fol- 
lowing condition: when the total allocated is 
not used by the designated program, the agen- 
cy or cause may use the avsdlable funds for 
other programs for which it is responsible. The 
treasurer shall remit each month to the .... 

Petition Number: 106-FA-700D; CPA, SNE, WYO. 

Add new paragraph following f 720: 

An Annual Conference may by two-thirds 
majority vote at any regular session adopt a 
basic salary plan for the support of its active 
itinerants and local pastors who are giving 
their full time to the ministry of the Church; 
provided, however, that it shall not institute 
the basic salary plan until the plan has been 
approved and ratified by a majority vote of the 
members of the Charge Conferences present 
and voting in three-quarters of the pastoral 
charges of such Conference. The District Su- 
perintendents shall certify to the Conference 
Secretary the results of the votes taken in the 
several Charge Conferences. 



Petition Number: 107-FA-700D; CPA. 

Add further to new paragraph following H 720; 

2. On recommendation of the Commission on 
Equitable Salaries, the basic salary sched- 
iile and any policies concerning the imple- 
mentation and continuance of the basic 
salfiry plan may be changed from time to 
time by a majority vote of the annual con- 
ference. The basic salary plein shall pro- 
vide a salary schedule for the support for 
the regular active itinerants and lay pas- 
tors giving their full time to the ministry of 
the Church, which may allow for differ- 
ences of living conditions, years of service, 
education, and other variants. 

3. The conference Council of Finance and 
Administration shall calculate the amount 
necessary to provide such ministerial sup- 
port as may be required by the schedule 
adopted, which eunount shall be distribut- 
ed as an apportionment to the districts or 
pastoral charges by a method to be deter- 
mined by the conference. The conference 
Council on Finance and Administration 
shall be responsible for collecting and dis- 
bursing basic salary plan funds. 

4. The amounts due from pastoral charges on 
apportionment shall be paid to a confer- 
ence treasury established for that purpose, 
and aU basic salaries due shall be paid from 
that treasury. The basic salary provided 
for each minister concerned shall consti- 
tute his/her entire salary, except as herein- 
after provided: 

a) During the period of transition, the an- 
nual conference may augment the 
basic salary of its ministers by a meth- 
od that it shall determine, provided 
that such support be paid from the 
treasury established above. 

b) The annual conference may set and 
provide that payment of living or min- 
isterial expenses, such as travel, par- 
sonage utilities, continuing education, 
or other items it deems appropriate, be 
assigned to the individual pastoral 
charges, or the basic salary budget, as 
it shall determine. 

Petition Number: 108-FA-700D; WYO. 

Add further to new paragraph following H 720: 

2. The basic salary plan shall provide an es- 
tablished schedule for the support of the 
regidar active itinerants and lay persons 
giving their full time to the ministry of the 
Church, which may allow for differences of 
living conditions, number of dependents in 
the family, and other variants. On recom- 
mendation of the Conference Council on 
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ry schedule may be changed from time to 
time by a majority vote of the Annual Con- 
ference. 

3. The Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration shall estimate the amoiuit 
necessary to provide such ministerial sup- 
port as may be required by the schedule 
adopted, which amount shall be distribut- 
ed as an apportionment to the districts or 
pastoral charges by a method to be deter- 
mined by the conference. 

4. The amounts due from the pastoral 
charges on apportionment shall be paid to 
a conference treasurer established for the 
purpose, and all basic salaries due shall be 
paid from that treasury. The basic salary 
provided for each minister shall constitute 
his/her entire salary. 

5. The Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration shall administer the basic 
salary plan and shall be responsible for 
collecting and disbursing funds. 

H 722. Petition Number: 403-FA-722D; GCRR. 

Add after first sentence of H 722.1: 

. . . Annual Conference. Selection of commis- 
sion members shall insure adequate represen- 
tation of racial and ethnic minority persons. 

Petition Number: 109-FA-722D; CNV. 

Delete from H 722.1: 

a» equal number ef lay €tfid clergy persona 

Add in its place: 

one-third laymen, one-third laywomen, and 
one-third clergypersons, with special attention 
to the inclusion of clergywomen 

Petition Number: 1137-FA-722D; GCFA. 

Amend H 722.2: 

2. It is the purpose of the Commission on Equita- 
ble Salaries to support ministry in the charges of 
the Annual Conference by (1) recommending con- 
ference standards for equitable ministerial sup- 
port compcnoation ; (2) administering funds to be 
used in salary supplementation; and (3) providing 
counsel and advisory material on ministerial sup- 
port compcnoation to district superintendents and 
Pastor-Parish Relations Committees. 

Petition Number: 785-FA-722D; GBHM. 

Add to H 722.2: 

(4) following Annual Conference action dis- 
pense transitional funds to clergy in the pro- 



cess of Honorable and Administrative Loca- 
tion, (f 454.1a; 455.2c). 

Petition Number: 1138-FA-722D; GCFA. 

Amend H 722: 

3. The commission shall carefully study the needs 
for additional support within the conference anc 
the sources of income, and shall recommend an 
nually to the conference for its action a schedule o 
minimum salaries for all full-time pastors or thost 
ministerial members of the annual conferenc* 
appointed less than full time to a local church 
subject to such rules and regulations as the confer 
ence may adopt (Hf 436.1, .2, 442). 

and renumber % 722.8 as .4. 



Petition Number: 110-FA-722D; CPA. 

Amend H 722.8: 

8. Consistent with the provisions of this pare 
graph, the primary responsibility for the paymer 
of pastoral salaries remains with the individuj 
pastoral charges, except where an annual con 
ference has adopted the basic salary plan. 

Petition Number: 111-FA-722D; NMS. ij 

Amend H 722.9 to read: 

The Equitable Salary Fund as described i: 
H 722.6 shall be used to provide each pastor with a 
equitable salary according to the standard sa 
ary schedule approved by the Annual Confe: 
ence. 

Petition Number: 1139-FA-722D; GCFA. 

I 

Amend H 722: 
Renumber H 722.9 as .8: 

10. The commission shall assemble and distri 
ute to the charges and the district sui>erintenden 
advisory material for use in the process of negotia 
ing the total of each pastoral support packaf 
s alary etoi benefit packagco , the schedule of mir 
mum salaries, and other information relevant , 
the establishment of more equitable salaries by £ I 
of the charges of the conference. 

and renumber as H 722.9. 



4. The guidelines of the annual conferee 
program of equitable ministerial support 5% 

Bchcdulc ef minimum oalarica shall insofar 
possible be observed by the bishops and distr 
superintendents in arranging charges and meiki: 
appointments. Each full-time pastor or those mi 
isterial members of the annual conference a 



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pointed less than full-time under episcopal ap- 
pointment to a local church is are eligible for 
participation in the Annual Conference program of 
equitable salaries (H 442). 

and renumber as H 722.10. 



Petition Number: 112-FA-722D; HOL. 

Add new item at end of 1! 722: 

Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed 
as limiting the rights of an annual conference 
to set its own policy regeu-ding the number of 
years for which a pastor is eligible to receive 
equitable salary funds. 



700. Petition Number: 113-FA-700D; EPA, NIN. NIL. NYK. SIN, TRY, WVA, 
WNY. 

Add new paragraph following H 722: 

Shftred Salary Option 

1. An annual conference may at any regiilar 
session adopt a plan for equalizing and 
sharing the cost of the salary support of its 
active itinerants and others who are giving 
their full time to the ministry of the church. 
The plan shall be put into effect after it has 
been ratified by at least 2/3 of the charge 
conferences within the annual conference. 
The District Superintendent shall certify to 
the conference secretary the results of the 
votes taken in the several charge confer- 
ences. 

2. A conference salary plan may allow for 
differences in Uving costs, number of de- 
pendents in the family, and such other vari- 
ants as the annual conference may ap- 
prove. 

3. The plan may allow for the payment of cash 
salaries and other benefits, in whole or in 
part, by the treasurer of the annual confer- 
ence, with the total cost of these payments 
distributed as an apportionment to the dis- 
tricts or pastoral charges by a method de- 
termined by the conference. 

'723. Petition Number: 908-FA-723; GCFA. 

Amend H 723: 

Sustentation Fund. — An Annual Conference 
may establish a Sustentation Fund^ which for the 
purpose of providing emergency aid to the 
ministers of the conference who may be in 
special need. On recommendation of the con- 
ference Council on Finance and Administra- 
tion, the amount needed for this piu*pose may 
I be apportioned to the pastoral charges as the 

I conference may determine. The fund, if estab- 

lished, shall be administered jointly by the Confer 



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op, the appropriate district superintendent, 
and the chairperson of the Commission on 
Equitable Salaries or the chairperson of such 
oomc other agency as the Annual Conference 
may determine, created of dcoigncd fef the p»F- 

^ie Gonforcncc whe foay be m opccial need. Or 

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chorgcD €16 the conference HHky determine. 

H 726. Petition Number: 1037-CO-726D; MUMC. 

Add to last sentence of H 726.1: 

... in accordance with the mission of The 
United Methodist Church. (H ) 

Petition Number; 114-CO-726D; BAL. CIL, DET, EOH, KEN, NAL. NTX, 
NWT. SGA, SIN. 

Add new subparagraph to H 726.5: 

d) Committee on Ethnic Minority Local Church 
Concerns — There shall be organized in each 
Annual Conference a Committee on Ethnic 
Minority Local Church Concerns which shall 
be representative of aU conference agencies 
for the implementation of the Conference's 
Comprehensive Plan. 



Petition Number: 115-CO-726D; BAL, CIL. DET, EOH, NAL, NTX, NWT, 
SGA, SIN. 

Continue addition of 1 726. ScO: 

This committe shall be composed of one- 
third laywomen, one-third laymen, one-third 
clergy, of whom 50% shall be racial/ethnic mi- 
nority persons. It shall also include a represen- 
tative of the Cabinet. 

The Conference Ethnic Minority Local 
Church Concerns Committee shall develop a 
comprehensive and holistic plan to be imple- 
mented by the Conference Council on Minis- 
tries. The Committee shall also develop criteria 
for the evaluation of programs and projects, to 
be used in its reports to the Conference Council 
on Ministries. 

Petition Number: 116-CO-726D; NGA. 

Amend H 726.5 by adding d): 

There shall be organized in each Annual 
Conference an Ethnic Minority Concerns 
Committee which shall have responsibility for 
the implementation of the Conference's Com- 
prehensive Plan for ethnic minority churches. 

This committee shall be elected by the Con- 
ference Council on Ministries and shall be 
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clergy of whom 50% shall be racial/ethnic mi- 
nority persons. It shall also include a represen- 
tative of the Cabinet. 

The Conference Ethnic Minority Concerns 
Committee shall develop a comprehensive and 
hoUstic plan to be implemented by the Confer- 
ence Council on Ministries. The Committee 
shall also develop criteria for the evaluation of 
programs and projects, to be used in its reports 
to the Conference Council on Ministries. 

PetitioD Number: 786-CO-726D; GBOD. 

Add the following new sub-paragraph to 1 726.5: 

The conference Council on Ministries may 
appoint a Conference Scouting Coordinator 
who would work in cooperation with the con- 
ference and district Council on Ministries, and 
district Scouting Coordinators to promote and 
encourage the use of programs such as Camp 
Fire, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts 
USA as an outreach ministry of the local 
churches within the conferences. 

Amend H 726.6: 

. . . older adult, single adult, and family. . . 

PetitioD Number: 1111-CO-726D; GCOM. 

Replace the second and third sentences of 

f 726.7.a): 

. . . The conference councU director shall be 
a full participant in the cabinet at all times 
except when matters related to the making of 
appointments are being considered. 

and add to <I 726.7.6)(7): 

or its equivalent. 

Petition Number ^8^■CS■^28D■, GCSW. 

Add at end of H 728.2: 



(See H 706.4.) 

H 729. Petition Number: 788-DI-729D: GBOD. 

Amend H 729: 

Conference Board ef Di9ciploohip. The Annual 
Conference shall organize a Board of Disciple- 
ship or equivalent structure that shall pro- 
vide . . . and ohall provide for discipleship func- 
tions. . . 

When there ie ae conference Board ef Diociplo 
ship ef equivalent otructuro, The person or persons 
serving as member(s) of the General Board of Dis- 
cipleship shall be member(s) of the conference 
Council e& Miniotrico Board of Discipleship and 
may .... 



Petition Number: 117-DI-729D; WMI. 

Add new subparagraphs to 1 729.1, the first to 
follow 6), the second to follow f): 

That the Board of Discipleship strongly rec- 
ommend that each Annual Conference provide 
camping experiences for their handicapped 
population. That the experiences are to be 
provided two-fold: 

(1) Camps with the specific structure and 
curriculum aimed directly at persons 
with handicapping conditions. 

(2) That all sponsored District and Confer- 
ence camps, when feasible, encourage 
the participation of persons with handi- 
capping conditions. 

To provide training for clergy and laity in the 
area of ministries to persons with handicap: 
ping conditions. That the training would in: 
elude, but not be restricted to, the following) 

(1) Operation of the Sunday School Prot 
grams with the specific needs of personr 
with handicapping conditions in mind 

(2) Operation of camps and retreats foi 
persons with handicapping condition 
dealing with the curriculiun and pro 
gramming. 

(3) Training of said leaders in terms of hov 
to deal with the spirituality of person 
with handicapping conditions. 



Petition Number 789-DI-729D; GBOD. 

Substitute for H 729.2.e): 

e) To promote church school extension b 
encouraging the development of: 1) New Unii 
ed Methodist church schools, 2) Starting ney 
classes, 3) Expanding teaching/learning oi 
portunities in the congregation and commun 

Petition Number 174-DI-729D; RIO. GCOM. 

Add new subparagraph to H 729.7: 

) To encourage and support the involvemei 
of older persons in ministries of service aB 
mission, recognizing that as persons of insigl 
emd wisdom they represent a creative resoun I 
bank for the church at all levels. - 

Petition Number: 790-DI-729D; GBOD. 

Amend H 729.8: 

. . . Board of the Laity, avtxiliary te ^ie Conor 1 
Board ef Diocipleohip. or equivalent structu 
which shall provide for the ministry of the lai 
related to the objectives of the General Boa) 
of Discipleship as set forth in paragrapl 
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Amend H 729.8.a)(l): 

To foster an awareness of the role of laity both 
within the local congregation and through 
their ministries in the home, work place, com- 
munity, and world in achieving. . . 

Amend H 729.8.6): 

. . . conference lay leader, associate conference 
lay leaders, the presidents. . . 

Add as final sentence: Special attention shall 
be given to the inclusion of persons with handi- 
capping conditions, and racial and ethnic mi- 
nority persons. 

Substitute for H 729.8.c): 



Special attention shall be given to the inclu- 
sion of persons with handicapping conditions 
and racial and ethnic minority persons. 

Delete 729.8c), which reads: 

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Add: 

4. The conference lay leader shall chair the 
board. Other officers shall be elected as the 
board shall deem necessary. 

Amend H 729.8d) and add: 



c) The conference lay leader shall chair the 
Board. Other officers shall be elected as the 
Board shall deem necessary. 

Amend H 729.8.c0: 

d) The board shall relate to the certified tey 
opoakoro lay speaking program and to. . . . 

Petition Number: 118-DI-700D; MEM. 

Delete H 729.8 and make new paragraph to follow 
11729: 

1. There shall be in every Annual Conference a 
Conference Board of the Laity or equivalent 
structure which shall provide for the ministry 
of the laity related to the objectives of the 
General Board of Discipleship as set forth in 
nil 1201-1300. 

2. The purpose of the conference Board of the 
Laity shall be: 

Amend 11 729.8a)(l) and continue new para- 
graph: 

a) To foster an awareness of the role of laity 
both within the local congregation and 
through their ministries in the home, work 
place, community, and world in achieving the 
mission of the church .... 

Renumber 11 729.8a)(2) as 2.b). 

Amend 11 729.86) and continue new paragraph: 

3. The following membership of the board is 
recommended: the conference lay leader, associate 
conference lay leaders, the presidents and two 
representatives elected by each of the confer- 
ence .... 

Add a sentence: 



5. The board shall relate to the lay speaking 
program .... 

n 730. Petition Number: 581-GM-730D; GBGM. 

Amend by inserting a new subparagraph 730.4 
(19): 

To assist Annual Conference Disaster Re- 
sponse Coordinators and the United Methodist 
Committee on Relief by encouraging the for- 
mation of an Annual Conference Disaster Re- 
sponse Committee which includes, when pos- 
sible, members of the General Board of Global 
Ministries from the Annual Conference. 

Amend 11 730.4 (27): 

(27) To work with the General Board of Global 
Ministries and the United Mcthodiot AoBOciation ef 
Health aftd Welfare Miniotrieo in leadership devel- 
opment programs and the promotion of health and 
welfare ministries. 

Amend II 730.4 (32) by adding: 

Promotion also should include World Divi- 
sion, National Division, and UMCOR Advance 
Specials related to health and welfare minis- 
tries. 

Delete total 11 730.6. 

Petition Number: 273-GM-730D; NAK. 

Amend f 730.4(27): 

To work with the (Jeneral Board of Global Minis- 
tries e»d the United Mcthodiot Aooociation ef 
Health a«d Welfare Miniotrieo in leadership devel- 
opment programs and the promotion of health and 
welfare ministriesr , and to work with the United 
Methodist Association of Health and Welfare 
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grams and the promotion of health and welfare 
ministries. 

H 731. Petition Number: 791-HE-731D; GBHM. 

Amend H 731.2 and move to become H 731.1: 

There shall be in each Annual Conference a 
conforcncc Board of Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry. The number of members shall be deter- 
mined by the Annual Conference t , including 
representation &om appropriate constituen- 
cies. 

Amend H 731.1 and move to become H 731.2: 

The Annual Conference Board of Higher Edu- 
cation and Campus Ministry shall provide for the 
connectional relationship between the Division of 
Higher Education of the General Board of Higher 
Education and Ministry and the conference, dis- 
trict, and local church and shall provide for a 
ministry in higher education aftd miniotry func 
tiono related to the objectives and scope of work of 
the General Board of Higher Education and Min- 
istry and the Division of Higher Education es 
eet feftfe iR ## 1506 1506 . 

Delete ^ 731.3. 

Amend H 731.5a)(2): 

To provide the connectional relationship between 
the Division of Higher Education of the General 
Board of Higher Eduation and Ministry and the 
conference, diotrict, districts, and local church or- 
ganizationo churches. 

Add new sub-paragraph to follow f 731.5a)(2): 

To recommend the policies guiding the An- 
nual Conference in its program of ministry in 
higher education. 

Combine and amend 731.5a)(3) and 731.5a)(4): 

To provide counsel, guidance and assistance to 
inotitutiono m United Methodist schools, col- 
leges, universities, and campus ministries 
within the annual conference regarding their 
relationships with to the state (4) Te , and to 
interact with public higher education as it reflects 
on the wholeness of persons and the meaning of life. 

Add new sub-paragraphs to follow H 731.5a)(4): 

To represent the Annual Conference in its 
relationship to United Methodist schools, col- 
leges, and universities, and espeially those re- 
lated to the Annual Conference. 

To oversee the management of the Annual 
Conference program of campus ministry of 



Wesley Foundations, local churches, and ecu-, 
menical campus ministries. 

To train and provide resources for districtr 
committees and local church work areas of> 
higher education and campus ministry. 

To identify and work with the annual confer- 
ence, church-related colleges, and campus 
ministries on issues of pubUc policy that bear 
on higher education, especially issues bearing 
on access, equity, academic freedom, peace, 
and justice. 

To apprise United Methodists of their histor- 
ic commitment to and present mission in 
higher education. 

Delete H 731.56)(1): 

Amend H 731.56)(2) and move to follow new sub- 
paragraphs in H 731.5a): 

To present to the Council on Ministries and thei 
to the Council on Finance and Administration 
the Annual Conference the financial needs for ad( 
quate support of the schools, colleges, universities,] 
Bcminarioo, theological schools, campus Chris-! 
tian movements, Wesley Foundations, 58 (See Ju' 
dicial Council Decision 191), and other campu^ 
ministries related to the conforcncc Annual Cott 
ference for allocations of apportionments to th^ 
churches within the conference. 



Amend H 731.56)(3) and move to follow abova 
sub-paragraph: f 

To determine the distribution of the funds re-£ 
ceived from undesignated gifts, returns from spe-e 
cial days, and roccipto from miosionory ofFcringo ia 
the church school . annual conference and dis-i 
trict Advance Specials for higher education. 

Insert new sub-paragraph to follow above sub-l 
paragraph: 

To establish, where appropriate, founda-i 
tions or other means to ensure the ongoingi 
support of the annual conference program of 
ministry in higher education. aj 

Amend H 731.56)(4) and move to follow above 
new sub-paragraph: 

To work with the Annual Conference Council oni[ 
Ministries and with districts and local churches 

to interpret and promote higher education minis- 
tries supported by special days and funds: Black 
College Fund; Hispanic, Asian, and Native Ameri- 
cans (HANA) Educational Ministries; United 
Methodist Student Day; World Communion Sun- 
day; and other funds and special days related to 
higher education ordered by the General Confer- 
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Insert new sub-paragraphs to follow H 731.56)(4): 

To promote use of the United Methodist Loan 
Fund and to designate appropriate persons to 
represent the United Methodist Loan Fund on 
campuses, such persons normally being Wes- 
ley Foundation Directors or ecumenictil cam- 
pus ministers supported by the Annual Confer- 
ence; to provide the Office of Loans and Schol- 
arships with the names and addresses of those 
persons; and to apprise students of alternative 
ways to apply for loans in the event there is no 
campus minister. 

To administer the scholarship funds rebated 
to the annual conference by the Office of Loans 
and Scholarships in accordance with the 
guidelines of that Office. 

To encourage the establishment of loan and 
scholarship funds in the annual conference 
and local churches, and to administer the loan 
and scholarship funds of the annual confer- 
ence. 

To counsel United Methodist schools, col- 
leges, universities, and campus ministries re- 
lated to the annual conference with regard to 
their charters and constitutions, reversionary 
clauses, and liability. 

Amend H 731.56)(6) and move to follow above 
new sub-paragraphs: 

To counsel United Methodist institutions about 
property and endowments entrusted to the institu- 
tions and to maintain and enforce trust and rever- 
sionary clauses in accordance with the provisions of 
the Division of Higher Education under H 1516. 3. c. 

Amend H 731.56)(5) and move to follow above 
sub-p£tragraph: 

To monitor fiduciary and legal relationships with 
United Methodist schools, colleges, universi- 
ties, inotitutiono and campus ministries and to 
assist Annual Conferences £hi4 other judicatorico in 
their responsibilities in these matters. 

Insert new sub-paragraph to follow H 731.56)(5): 

To evaluate schools, colleges, universities 
and campus ministries related to the annual 
conference with concern for the quality of 
their performance, the integrity of their mis- 
sion, and their response to the missional goals 
of the General Church and the Annual Confer- 
ence. 

Amend 731.5.6)(7) and move to follow above new 
sub-paragraph: 

To confer at once in the event ef etny inotitutional 
change ef otatuo with appropriate representa- 
tives . . . and aid the board may be able to provide, 



and, to enable the Division of Higher Education to 
carry out its responsibilities under H 1616.3 This is 
eftly in the event that any educational institu- 
tion, . . . 

Delete H 731.56)(8). 

Petition Number: 119-HE-731D; rWA. 

Amend the final sentence of H 731.5fe)(8): 

Members of the Wesley Foundation Board of 
Directors shall be clootcd at the direction of the 
Annual Conferences according to the method 
selected by the Annual Conferences Board of 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry to be 
the most functional for each Wesley Founda- 
tion. 



Petition Number: 792-HE-731D; GBHM. 

Amend H 731.56)(9) and move to follow 
H 731.56X7): 

. . . shall be determined by the coop- 
erating conferences ^ in consultation with their 
bishop or bishops, j and The Area Committee or 
Commission shall include rcprcocntativco ef the 
conference a majority of its members from the 
participating Annual Conference Boards of 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry, with ap- 
propriate representation of college presidents, 
campus ministers, students^ and ethnic minority 
persons. 

Insert new sub-paragraph to follow H 731.56(9): 

To provide resources for local churches and 
districts with programs of ministry with stu- 
dents or to campuses, and, where those pro- 
grams receive financial support from or are 
designated as ministries on behalf of the An- 
nual Conference, to ensure that the policies, 
standards, and goals of the Annual Conference 
Board of Higher Education and Campus Min- 
istry are observed. 

Insert new sub-paragraphs to follow H 731.5a): 

Responsibilities with schools, colleges, and 
universities. — In addition to its General Re- 
sponsibilities, the Annual Conference Board of 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry shall 
carry out the following duties with regard to 
United Methodist schools, colleges, and uni- 
versities. 

(1) To make known to the districts and local 
churches the names and locations of all United 
Methodist educational institutions and pro- 
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(2) To assist institutions related specifically 
to the Annual Conference in their efforts to 
raise funds, scholarships, recruit students, and 
extend services to the annual conference. 

(3) To assume responsibility, after consulta- 
tion with the Annual Conference Committee on 
Nominations and the Nominating Conunittee 
of the institution's Board of Trustees, for the 
nomination of those Trustees who are to be 
nominated and elected by the Annual Confer- 
ence to the Boards of Trustees of United Meth- 
odist schools, colleges and viniversities. In the 
event that the Annual Conference confirms or 
elects trustees nominated by Trustee nominat- 
ing committees, to consult with those commit- 
tees, having special concern for the selection of 
persons who will appropriately address the 
financial, missional, and educational progress 
of the institution. 

(4) To provide for interpretation of the pro- 
grams of United Methodist schools, colleges, 
and universities throughout the educational 
program of the annual conference, and espe- 
cially in cooperation with those committees 
and persons responsible for youth and young 
adult ministries. 

(5) To interpret systematically to the district 
and local churches the conference program 
with United Methodist schools, colleges, and 
universities, encouraging their support and 
participation. 

Responsibilities with campus ministries. — In 
addition to the General Responsibilities listed 
above, the Annual Conference Board of Higher 
Education and Campus Ministry shall have the 
following responsibilities with regard to cam- 
pus ministry: 

(1) To have available the names and ad- 
dresses of all campus ministries supported by 
The United Methodist Church, and to supply 
the names and addresses of campus ministries 
supported by the Annual Conference to all 
districts and local churches. 

(2) To ensure representation of the Annual 
Conference Board on the boards of all campus 
ministries supported by the Annual Confer- 
ence. 

(3) To interpret systematicaUy to the district 
and local churches the conference program of 
campus ministry as a ministry to the whole 
campus (students, faculty, staff, and adminis- 
tration), encouraging their support, and urg- 
ing United Methodist students of all ages to 
participate. 

(4) To hold the Wesley Foundation Board of 
Directors responsible for the direction and 
administration of the foundation in accor- 
dance with the policies and objectives of the 
Annual Conference Board of Higher Educa- 
tion and Campus Ministry and the standards of 
the Division of Higher Education of the Gener- 
al Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 



(5) To ensure that the Wesley Foundatioi 
Board is related functionally and cooperative 
ly to the United Methodist local church oi 
churches in the immediate vicinity of the col 
lege or university and to the council of minis 
tries or other organization of the district ix 
which it is located. 

(6) To determine whether or not Weslej 
Foundation Boards, when incorporated, ma> 
hold property and to ensure such property is 
held and administered according to the Booli 
of Discipline of The United Methodist Churel 
and of the laws of the state in which the foim- 1 
dation is located. 

(7) To determine the poUcies for nomination 
and election of Wesley Foundation Boards ot 
Directors. 

(8) To determine, in consultation with loca^ 
boards, the personnel needs of Wesley Foim< 
dations, to estabUsh procedures for the selec^ 
tion of professional staff, and to consult with 
the bishop and Cabinet when securing the 
appointment of ministerial staff members. 

(9) To estabUsh and review covenants and 
agreements for ecumenical campus ministrj 
and to ensure that they are in harmony with 
the policies, standards, and goals of the Divi^ 
sion of Higher Education of the Genered Boeird 
of Higher Education and Ministry and the An- 
nual Conference Board of Higher Education 
and Campus Ministry. 

H 732. Petition Number: 120-MN-732D: IWA. 

Add to the first sentence of " 732.1: 
. . . and at least two lay persons. 



Petition Number 121-MN-732D; SIN. 

Add to •! 732.1: 

Each Annual Conference at the first session fol- 
lowing the General Conference shall elect for a 
term of four years a Board of Ordained Ministry 
consisting of not fewer than six ministers in faU 
connection and two lay persons. Insofar as pos- 
sible, the board shall be composed of one 
fourth lay persons. . . . 



Petition Number: 793-MN-732D: GBOD. 

Insert between first and second sentences 
f 732.1: 

Lay observers may be elected to participate in 
the work of the board but without vote. 

Petition Number 938-MN-732D; ORI. 

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In addition each Annual Conference may elect 
two lay persons to membership on the board. 

PetiUon Number: 162-MN-732D; NIN 

Add at end of first paragraph of H 732.1: 

Up to three lay persons may be added to the 
membership of specific conunittees where lay 
expertise may be an asset. 

Petition Number: 173-MN-732D; RIO. 

Amend second sentence of H 732.1: 

A minister in retired relationship H»y shaU be 
included as a member of the board. 



Petition Number: 404-MN-732D; GCRR. 

Add at end of H 732.2a): 

Persons recruited should have an under- 
standing of and appreciation for persons of 
different racial/ethnic heritages. 

Petition Number: 122-MN-732D; WYO. 

Amend H 732.3g(3): 

. . . local pastor; (2) election to associate member- 
ship; (3) election to probationary membership and 
review annually by personal interview, and by 
reports from the District Superintendent and 
one other Full Member/Elder, all Probationary 
Members and recommend to the Annual Con- 
ference their approval for continuation of sta- 
tus; (4) election to full conference membership. 



Petition Number: 794-MN.732D; GBHM. 

Amend second paragraph of H 732.2^): 

The board shall keep a record of these changes 
and the reason behind them and place a copy in 
the permanent records of the Annual Confer- 
ence maintained by the secretary of the confer- 
ence. 



Petition Number: 405-MN-732D', GCRR. 

Amend H 732.2r): 

r) To administer the portion of the Ministerial 
Education Fund for use by the Annual Conference 
in its programs of enlistment, basic professional 
educational aid, continuing education, ethnic 
ministry and language training, and profession- 
al growth of ordained ministers; .... 



11733. 



Petition Number: 795-MN-732D; GBHM. 

Amend f 732.2(i;): 

Te recommend annually te the Cabinet, momboro 
in AiU connection te oorvc Ets counocling oldcre 
(H 4 06. 4 ). To approve, train, and assign coun- 
seling elders recommended by the Cabinet 
(^ 411). 

Petition Number: 123-MN-732D; LSA. 

Add new subparagraph to f 732.2: 

To offer training for all members of the An- 
nual Conference in all of the procedures re- 
quired of the Board of Ordained Ministry at 
least two times each quadrennium using the 
resources of the General Board of Higher Edu- 
cation and Ministry. 

Petition Number: 796-MN-732D; GBHM. 

Amend H 732.3e): 

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The records and files of the Board of Ordained 
Ministry are kept on behalf of the Annual 
Conference and shall be maintained under guide- 
lines provided by the Divioion ef Ordained Miniotry 
General Council on Finance and Administra- 
tion in consultation with the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry and the Gener- 
al Board of Pensions. 



Petition Number: 797-MN-733D; GBHM. 

Amend H 733.1: 

. . . consisting of not fewer than nine twelve 
persons, of whom at least one third shall be clergy, 
two thirds lay members and at least one half of 
the lay members shall be in diaconal ministry 
careers, . . . 

and H 733.16): 

. . . quadrennium. The bishop may shall desig- 
nate a member of the Cabinet te ocrvc as a member 
e{ the board and may designate a staff person 
from the conference Council on Ministries to 
be members of the board. 

and H 733.36): 

To interpret diaconal ministry in the Annual 
Conferencer and to cooperate in the promotion 
of the observance of Ministry Sunday (H 273.3). 

Petition Number: 406-MN-733D; GCRR. 

Add at the end of f 733.3c): 



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Persons recruited should have an under- 
standing of and appreciation for persons of 
different racial/ethnic heritages. 

Petition Number: 798-MN-733D; GBHM. 

Insert new sub-paragraph following H 733.3^): 

To transfer records of candidates who move 
to another Annual Conference. 

Amend f 733.37): 

To work with the presiding bishop to provide for 
an appropriate service of consecration during the 
session of Annual ConferenceT following the 
guidelines of the Division of Diaconal Ministry, 
General Board of Higher Education and Min- 
istry. The services for consecration and ordination 
may be incorporated into one service. 

Amend f 733.3m): 

To interview a diaconal ministers requesting a 
changes in their his/her Annual Conference rela- 
tionship and make recommendations for Annual 
Conference action concerning disability leave, ma- 
ternity/paternity leave, study/sabbatical leave, 
personal leave, retirement, termination, and rein- 
statement. The board shall keep a record of these 
changes and the reasons for them t and place a 
copy in the permanent ministerial records of 
the Annual Conference. 

Replace H 733.3/1): 

Transfer of Credentials — To consult with re- 
ceiving bishop and to transfer the credentials 
and records of a diaconal minister from an- 
other Annual Conference following the con- 
sent of the receiving bishop, the receiving An- 
nual Conference shall initiate the action for 
transfer. 

Insert to follow H 733.3n): 

To recommend annually for review by the 
Cabinet and approval by the bishop of the 
Annual Conference the names of ail persons 
consecrated to the office of diaconal minister 
and their places of service. 

Insert to follow H 733.3z;): 

The records and files of the conference 
Board of Diaconal Ministry are kept on behalf 
on the Annual Conference and shall be main- 
tained under guidelines provided by the Gen- 
eral Council on Finance and Administration in 
consultation with the General Board of Higher 
Education and Ministry and the General 
Board of Pensions. 



Amend 11 733.4c): 

To keep a current record in the Annual Confer- 
ence of all persons in the Annual Conference whe 
have been certified in professional church careers; 
, including places of service addresses. 

Petition Number: 582-MN-733D; GBGM. 

Delete H 733.5. 

H 734. Petition Number: 1112-MN-734D; GCOM. 

Amend f 734.1: 

. . . representation of racial and ethnic minori- 
ties, youth, young adults and older adults, and 
three additional persons .... 



Petition Number 172-MN-734D; RIO. 

Amend first paragraph of f 734.1: 

. . . additional persons to make possible the repre-i 
sentation of racial and ethnic minorities, youth 
young adults and older adults, and three addi- 
tional persons appointed by the bishop, provided 
that at least five of the fifteen persons are clergy, at 
least one of whom shedl be in the retired rela-: 
tionship; provided further 



Petition Number: 124-MN-734D; SDJ. 

Amend % 734: 

2. The committee shall meet at least twice eact 
year. It shall be convened by the conference la> 
leader for the first meeting and shall elect a laj 
cheiirperson, a vice-chairperson, and a secretary 
The bishop, and chairperson, and/or conferenct 
lay leader are authorized to call additional meet 
ings when desired. 

3. The functions of the conference Committe* 
on Episcopacy shall be: . . . 

b) To order at least one of the meeting; 
during the year to counsel with the bishop 
regarding the current critical issues facinf 
the church and the institutional meant 
through which those issues may be ad 
dressed and to be available to the bishop foi 
general coimsel. 



Petition Number 125-MN-734D; PNW. " 

Insert in H 734.3 as a new sub-section h) to read 

to provide a well-publicized channel for el 
fective communication between the bisho] 
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735. Petition Number: 1140-FA-735D; GCFA. 

(Note errata for H 735 at beginning of Section C.) 

Amend H 735.4: 

a) To make recommendations to the Annual Con- 
ference(s) regarding the purchase, sale, lease, or 
rental of an episcopal residence. 

736. Petition Number: 407-FA-736D; GCRR. 

Amend first sentence in H 736.2a): 

2. Membership. — a) The board shall be composed 
of not less than twelve members not indebted to 
pension and benefit funds, plans, and programs, or 
receiving pensions therefrom; one-third lajrwomen, 
one-third laymen, and one-third clergy, and in 
accordance with II 706.4, elected for a term of 
eight years .... 

Petition Number: 961-FA-736D; GBPN. 

Replace H 736.4 (f): 

(f) It shall not be permissible for a pastor to 
receive a bonus or other supplementary com- 
pensation tending to defeat proportional pay- 
ment. The board may recommend to the con- 
ference that a lien be placed on the pension of 
the pastor in the amount of the bonus or sup- 
plementary compensation received. 

Petition Number: 126-FA-736D; NAL. 

Delete H 736.4. 

737. Petition Number: 799-U-737D; GCAH. 

Amend 737.1: 

... for the historical hour and other appropri- 
ate historical observances at Annual Conference 
sessions; to establish retention and disposition 
schedules for local church records under stan- 
dards or gmdelines established by the General 
Commission on Archives and History; and to 
encourage . . . historiesr ; and to engage with 
other Wesleyan, Methodist or Evangelical 
United Brethren related denominations in lift- 
ing up our joint heritage. 

Substitute for 737.4: 

4. The annual conference Commission on 
Archives and History shall work with the eth- 
nic congregations of the conference to develop 
and preserve the historical records of those 
congregations and antecedent conferences. 



738. 



Petition Number: 544-U-738Di GCCU. 



Substitute for second paragraph of H 738.2: 



Ex-officio members of the Annual Confer- 
ence Commission on Christian Unity and In- 
terreligious Concerns shall include any United 
Methodists residing within the Conference 
bounds who are members of the following: the 
General Commission on Christian Unity and 
Interreligious Concerns, the Governing Board 
of the National Council of the Churches of 
Christ in the U.S.A., the World Methodist 
Council, the United Methodist delegation to 
the most recent World Council of Churches 
Assembly, and the United Methodist delega- 
tion to the most recent plenary meeting of the 
Consultation on Church Union. 

H 739. Petition Number; 408-U-739D; GCRR. 

Delete H 739.2 and in its place insert: 

The basic membership of the Annual Confer- 
ence Commission shall be nominated and 
elected by established procedure of the re- 
spective Annual Conferences. Each Annual 
Conference shall determine the number and 
composition of the total membership which 
shall consist of a minimvim of twelve. The com- 
mission membership shall include representa- 
tion from each district. Care shall be taken to 
insure that the total membership shall main- 
tain the one-third laywomen, one-third lay- 
men, and one-third clergy balance. It is 
strongly urged that the Annual Conference 
commissions be constituted so that the majori- 
ty of the membership be represented by racial 
and ethnic minority persons (Asian Ameri- 
cans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, 
and Native Americans) reflecting the racial 
and ethnic minority constituency of the An- 
nual Conference. Selection of commission 
members shall insure adequate representation 
of women, youth, young adults, persons over 
65, and persons with handicapping conditions. 
Members of the General Commission on Reli- 
gion and Race residing in the Annual Confer- 
ence shall be ex-officio members of the Annual 
Conference Commission on Religion and Race 
with vote. 



Petition Number: 127-U-739D; BAL, CAP. KEN, NIL, SNJ, TRY, WPA, 
WVA, WYO. 

Delete H 739.2 and insert: 

The basic membership of the Annual Confer- 
ence commission shall be nominated and 
elected by established procedure of the re- 
spective Annual Conferences. Each Annual 
Conference shall determine the number and 
composition of the total membership which 
shall consist of a minimum of twelve. The com- 
mission membership shall include representa- 
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ensure that the total membership shall main- 
tain the one-third laywomen, one-third lay- 
men, and one-third clergy balance. It is 
strongly urged that the Annual Conference 
commissions be constituted so that the majori- 
ty of the membership be represented by racial 
and ethnic minority persons (Asian Ameri- 
cans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, 
and Native Americans) reflecting the racial 
and ethnic minority constitiuency of the An- 
nual Conference. Selection of commission 
members shall ensure adequate representa- 
tion of women, youth, young adults, persons 
over 65, and persons with handicapping con- 
ditions. Members of the General Commission 
of Religion and Race residing in the Annual 
Conference shall be ex-officio members of the 
Annual Conference Commission on Religion 
and Race with vote. The Annual Conference 
commissions may create as many committees 
and task forces as it deems necessary in order 
to implement its responsibilities. 

Petition Number. 128-U-739D; AKM. 

Delete f 739.2 and insert: 

The basic membership of the Annual Confer- 
ence commission shall be nominated and 
elected by established procedxire of the re- 
spective Annual Conferences. Each Annual 
Conference shall determine the number and 
composition of the total membership which 
shall consist of a minimum of twelve. The com- 
mission membership shall include representa- 
tion from each district, being certain to include 
clergy in special appointments. Care shall be 
taken to insure that the total membership shall 
maintain the one-third laywomen, one-third 
laymen, and one-third clergy balance. It is 
strongly urged that the Annual Conference 
commissions be constituted so that the majori- 
ty of the membership be represented by racial 
and ethnic minority persons (such as persons 
of Asian, Black, and Hispanic Heritage, as well 
as Indigenous Persons) reflecting the racial 
and ethnic minority constituency of the An- 
nual Conference. Selection of commission 
members shall insure adequate representation 
of women, youth, young adults, persons over 
65, and persons with handicapping conditions. 
Members of the General Commission on Reli- 
gion and Race residing in the Annual Confer- 
ence shall be ex-officio members of the Annual 
Conference Commission on Religion and Race 
with vote. The Annual Conference commis- 
sions may create as many committees and task 
forces as it deems necessary in order to imple- 
ment its responsibilities. 

Petition Number 1113-U-739D; GCOM. 

Amend the fourth sentence of ^ 739.2: 



.... Steps should also be taken to ensure ad( 
quate representation of both youth, young adults 
older adults and women. Where a district ha 
elected. . . . 

Petition Number 171-U-739D; RIO. 

Amend 1 739.2 to include older adults. 



Petition Number 129-U-739D; AKM, CAP, KEN, NIL, SNJ, TRY, VD 
WPA, WVA, GCRR. 

Amend •; 739.3a): 

a) Providing resources fef the leeal church woB 
area en religion aed faee and training to enabl: 
the work of local church work area chairper- 
sons of religion and race as specified in ^ 261.1 



Petition Number 1 30-U-739D; AKM, BAL, CAP. KEN, NIL, SNJ, TRY, VD 
WPA, WVA, GCRR 

Add the following new subparagraphs afte 
11 739.3n): 

) Serve in consvdation with the bishop anc 
other appropriate conference leadership to in 
vestigate and assist in resolution of complaint 
of racial discrimination made by clergy o 
laity. 

) Maintaining a close relationship with thl 
General Commission on Religion and Rac 
seeking its guidance, utilizing its training anc 
resources, and interpreting to Annual Confer 
ence the programs, plans, and policies of th' 
General Commission on Rehgion and Race. 

1i 740. Petition Number 131-U-740D; NWT. 

Delete 1! 740. 

f 747. Petition Number 583-Ca747D; GBGM 

Amend ^ 747.4 (o): 

The district supterintendent, after consultatio 
with the chairperson of the Conference Board ( 
Global Ministries and the Conference Secretary ( 
Global Ministries, may shall appoint a Distric I 
Secretary of Global Ministries and chair the distri( ' 
committee of Global Ministries, . whore thcoc esiff i 
m eases where the Annual Conference hets at 
directed otherwise. 

II 

Petition Number 800-CO-747D; GBOD. 

Add a new sub-paragraph at the end of *\ 747.' 

The District Council on Ministries may aj 
point a District Scouting Coordinator wh 
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istries and the Conference Scouting coordina- 
tor to promote and encourage the use of out- 
reach ministry through programs such as 
Camp Fire, Inc, Boy Scouts of America, and 
Girl Scouts of the USA, at the local church 
level. 

700. Petition Number: 132-GM-70OD; LSA. 

Insert a new paragraph following H 747: 

There may be in each district a District 
Board of Global Ministries or equivalent 
structure to provide for ministries related to 
the objectives of the General and Annual Con- 
ference Boards of Global Ministries. The Dis- 
trict Board of Global Ministries shall be com- 
posed of those persons as determined by the 
District C onf erence or such other district orga- 
nization so authorized. In a district having an 
organized Council on Ministries the chairper- 
son or representative of the District Board of 
Global Ministries shall be a member of the 
Council. 

Responsibilities of the District Board of 
Global Ministries may include: 

1. Interpret to the district the progreims of the 
General and Annual Conferences relating 
to global ministries. 

2. Plan and promote meetings and experi- 
ences within the district for the purpose of 
developing a spirit of mission. 

3. Promote within the district special offer- 
ings and askings of the General and An- 
nual Conferences relating to global minis- 
tries. 

4. Engage in direct ministries to human need, 
both emergency and continuing institu- 
tional and non-institutional. 

5. Enable, encourage, and support the devel- 
opment within the district of congrega- 
tions, cooperative parishes, community 
centers, education and human services, 
and health and welfare ministries. 

6. Receive and administer mission funds for 
use within the district. 

Petition Number; 409-IJ-700D; GCRR. 

Add the following new paragraph after H 748: 

The district superintendent, after consulta- 
tion with the Annual Conference Commission 
on Religion and Race, may appoint a district 
director of religion and race. Also, as appropri- 
ate, a district may establish a Committee on 
Religion and Race of lay persons and clergy, to 
work with the district superintendent to fur- 
ther the purposes of the Annual Conference 
commission. 



fl 749. Petition Number: 939-MN-749D; ORI. 

Amend 1 749.1 to read: 



It shall be composed of a representative from the 
Board of Ordained Ministry . . . ; the district su- 
perintendent . . . ; and at least five other ministers 
in full connection in the district, including women 
and ethnic clergy wherever possible; and may 
include two lay persons, nominated annually by 
the district superintendent. . . . 

Petition Number: 801-MN-749D: GBHM. 

Add new first sentence to f 749.1: 

The district Committee on Ordained Min- 
istry shall be amenable to the Annual Confer- 
ence through the Board of Ordained Ministry. 

Add new sub-paragraph to II 749: 

The committee shall maintain a service rec- 
ord and file on every local pastor and candi- 
date for ordained ministry until the individual 
becomes an associate or probationary member 
of the Annual Conference, at which time a copy 
of the fiiles shall be forwarded to the registrar 
of the Board of Ordained Ministry. The records 
and files of the committee are kept on behalf of 
the Annual Conference and shall be main- 
tained under guidelines provided by the Gen- 
eral Council on Finance and Administration in 
consultation with the General Board of Higher 
Education and Ministry and the General 
Board of Pensions. 



H 751. Petition Number: 802-MN-751D; GBHM. 

Amend f 751.4: 

RcoponoibilitioQ. — The rcoponoibilitico ef the 
Committee en Diotriot Suporintondcncy shall hei 
M Te Qupport the diotrict ouporintcndont ef the 
diotriot in the ovcroight ef the opiritual and tern- 

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al oupport (Pars. 6 23.3; 710. la). Purpose.— The 
purpose of the committee on district superin- 
tendency shall be to support the district su- 
perintendent of the district in the oversight of 
the spiritual and temporal affairs of the church 
with special reference to the district where the 
superintendent has responsibilities. In fulfill- 
ing this purpose, the committee shall give at- 
tention to the following responsibilities: a) To 
advocate for adequate budget support serv- 
ices for the district superintendent; such as, 
adequate secretarial support, travel, continu- 
ing education, and parsonage needs. (HH 523.2; 
710.1a). 

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11802. 



Petition Number 133-MN-751D; PNW. 

Amend H 751.4d): 

... to keep the district superintendent advised 
concerning conditions within the district as they 
affect relations between the district superinten- 
dent, the people laity, the clergy, and the district 
agencies. 

Insert a new sub-section following d): 

To provide a well-publicized channel for ef- 
fective communication between the district 
superintendent and the lay and the clergy 
members of the district. 

Petition Number: 1038-GA-802D; SCNY. 

Amend H 802.3: 

Evaluation of general agencies, including the 
National Youth Ministry Organization, by the 

General Council on Ministries .... 

Petition Number: 910-GA-802D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend II 802: Move the first sentence of H 802.4 
to become the last sentence of 1 802.3. 



Petition Number. 134-GA-803D; EOH. 

Add to H 803.8: 

However, the ongoing priority of The Unitei' 
Methodist Church both In program and budge 
is to proclaim the good news that salvatio 
comes through Jesus Christ. 

H 804. Petition Number: 911-GA-804D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 804: 



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fey the roopcotivc agency upon roqucot. 

Such Annual reports shall be made available bj 
the respective agencies upon the request of An 
nual Conferences and local church administrativ 
councils or boards. The annual reports preparet 
by the agencies shall include a listing of organize 
tions, individuals, associations, fellowships, cc 
alitions, consultants, programs, . . . 

H 805. Petition Number: 803-GA-805D; GCSW. 

Insert after second sentence of f 805.1c): 

Biographical statements for all persons ii 
the jurisdictional pool shall be given to eacl 
member of the Jurisdictional Nominatinf 
Committee. 



H 803. Petition Number: 507-GA-803D; GBCS. 

Amend H 803.2(6): 

Department. — a specialized unit within the Gen 
CFal Board ef Global Miniotrios a general board to 
give organizational identity .... 

Petition Number: 1114.GA-803D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend II 803.4: 

4. Study Committee. — An organization created 
by the General Conference for a limited period of 
time for the purpose of making a study ordered by 
the General Conference ohall be dcoignatcd ae a 
otudy committee ef the General Conforoncc . The 
General Council on Ministries shall provide for 
coordination with and among the study com- 
mittees except where Greneral Conference oth- 
erwise designates. 

Petition Number: 1141-GA-803D; GCOM. 

Insert a new sub-section following II 803.7: 

8. Theme. A theme is a theological focus, 
missional emphasis, prophetic statement or 
program catalyst for ministry. A theme en- 
hances programs or ministries basic to the life 
of the church, and serves as a rallying point for 
constituents involved in those programs. 



Amend third sentence: 

. . . shall be forwarded by the Jurisdictiona 
Conference Secretary to the general agencies. 

Petition Number: 508-GA-805D; GBCS. 

Add new subparagraph to H 805.1: 

Each Central Conference shall nominate U.\.. 
each general board at least one person front 
each of the following three categories: (1) cler 
gy, (2) layman, and (3) laywoman from whon 
each board is to elect the additional member! 
that are to come from the Central Conferences 
pursuant to H 805.2c;(l). 

Petition Number: 900-GA-805D; Western Jurisdictional Conference. 

Add to first sentence of H 805.2.a): 

2. General Program Board Membership.- 
Basic Membership. — Each jurisdiction shall elec 
one person fi-om each of its Annual and Missionar 
Conferences to each program boardr, providei 
that no jurisdiction shall have less than a tota 
number of twelve (12) persons serving on eacl 
program board. 

Petition Number 804-GA-805D; GBOD. 

Amend second sentence of H 805.2a): 



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. . . one-third laymen (with the exception of 
f 1204.1), and one-third. . . 

Petition Number: 410-GA-805D; GCRR. 

Amend the fourth sentence of 11 805.2a): 

... it is recommended urged that at least 25 
percent of a jurisdiction's membership on each 
general program board be racial and ethnic minori- 
ty persons. 

Petition Number: 584-GA-805D; GBGM. 

Amend f 805.2: 

... In order to ensure adequate representation of 
racial and ethnic minority persons (Asian Ameri- 
cans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Na- 
tive Americans), it ie rccommondod thert at least 2& 
30 percent of a jurisdiction's membership on each 
general program board shall be racial find ethnic 
minority persons. 

Petition Number: S09-GA-805D; GBCS. 

Add at end of H 805.2c)(l): 

In addition, each board shall elect three per- 
sons from the central conferences, one clergy, 
one layman, one lajrwoman, and one alternate 
for each who may attend if the elected member 
cannot attend. 

Petition Number: 645-GA-805D: GCCU. 

Add to f 805.2c)(2): 

(2) Other. — It is recommended that each general 
agency elect at least one member with vote from 
among the member churches of the Consultation on 
Church Union other than The United Methodist 
Church. 

Petition Number: 1115-GA-805D; GCFA, GCOM 

Amend H 805.2c)(2): 

(2) Others — It is recommended that each general 
agency elect at least one member without vote 
from among the member churches of the Consulta- 
tion on Church Union other than The United Meth- 
odist Church. 

Petition Number: 13S-GA-805D; MEM. 

Delete from H 805.36): 

6) Episcopal and additional members, if any, of 
the general agencies listed in H 805.3a shall be 
nominated and elected by the procedures specified 
in the paragraphs listed in H 805.3a. The agencies 
shall consider^ feat Ret fee limited te? names for- 
warded to them by the jurisdictions .... 



H 808. Petition Number: 546-GA-808D; GCCU. 

Delete in 11 808.1: 

. . . and such other officers as it deems appropri- 
atef. provided that aH officcro shall fee mombcra ef 
The United Methodist Church. 

H 810. Petition Number: 263-GA-810D; CAP. 

Amend line \2 of H 810.5: 

. . . choooc the Annual Conference agency on 
which ho/ohc prcforo te serve serve on the Annual 
Conference agency which corresponds to the 
primary General Agency to which they were 
elected. 

H 813. Petition Number: 547-GA-813D; GCCU. 

Amend H 813: 

The general secretary of each general program 
agency that is accountable to the General Council 
on Ministries shall be elected confirmed annually 
by ballot of the General Council on Ministries upon 
the nomination election of the agency involved. 
Any general secretary of a general program agency 
who has not been elected confirmed by the General 
Council on Ministries shall not serve i« ouch eapaoi 

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vy^ u\sy\}i\\x fritr t?ntx trr tjtitxf i^uivitutti yxstxt ell Lci ti Ullc 

of the following year. Each general program 
agency shall elect annually by ballot its general, 
deputy, and associate general secretary(ies) and 
may elect or appoint such other staff as may be 
necessary. 

Petition Number: 805-GA-813D; GCSW. 

Substitute for H 813 

H 813. Each general program agency shall 
elect annually by ballot its general, deputy and 
associate general secretar(ies) and may elect 
or appoint such other staff as may be neces- 
sary. (This legislation shall become effective 
immediately upon the adjournment of General 
Conference.) 

Petition Number: 510-GA-813D; GBCS. 

Amend H 813: 

The general oocrctary ef each general program 

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ef a general program agency wfee }«s net been 

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net serve m ouch capacity beyond the end of tfeftt 
calendar year. Each general program agency shall 
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associate general secretary(ies) and may elect or 
appoint such other staff as may be necessary. 

H 814. Petition Number: 585-GA-814D; GCCU, GCFA. 

Delete I 814.1. 

Petition Number: 1116-GA-814D; GCOM. 

Amend H 814: 

1. No elected clergy staff shall hold the same 
position more than twelve years. Years of service 
prior to January 1, 1973 1981 are not counted. The 
agency responsible for the election of such staff may 
annually suspend this provision by a two-thirds 
ballot vote. 



Petition Number: 870-GA-814D; UCOM. 

Oppose extension of H 814.1 to include elected lay 
staff. 

Petition Number: 136-GA-814D; MEM, NMS. 

Amend H 814.1: 

No elected staff person shall hold the same 
position more than twelve years, or a total of 
sixteen years in elected staff positions in the 
same agency. Years of service prior to January 1, 
1977 are not counted. The agency responsible for 
the election of such staff may annually suspend this 
provision by a two-thirds ballot vote. Such suspen- 
sion shall not occur for more than two years. 

Petition Number: 962-GA-814D; GBPN. 

In H 814.3 delete with Mi pcnoion benefit in the 
first sentence and the entire last sentence. 

Petition Number: 548-GA-814D; GCCU. 

Amend H 814.6: 

6. All general secretaries^ deputy general occrc 

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general ocorotaricD of all general agencies shall be 
members of The United Methodist Church. . . . 



Petition Number: 511-GA-800D; GBCS. 

Add new paragraph following H 815: 

Policies Relative to Socially Responsible Invest- 
ments. — It shall be the policy of The United 
Methodist Church that all general boards and 
agencies, including the General Board of Pen- 
sions, and all administrative agencies and in- 
stitutions, including hospitals, homes, and 
educational institutions, shall, in the invest- 



ment of money, make a conscious effort t< 
invest in institutions, companies, corpora 
tions, or funds which make a positive contri 
bution toward the realization of the goals out 
lined in the Social Principles; and shall en 
deavor to avoid investments that appear likely ■ 
directly or indirectly, to support racial disj 
crimination or the production of nuclear ar^ 
maments, alcoholic beverages or tobacco, oi 
companies dealing in pornography. Tht 
boards and agencies are to give careful consid* 
eration to shareholder advocacy, includingi 
advocacy of corporate divestment. 

H 816. Petition Number: 1117-GA-816D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 816: 

Each general agency shall keep a continous rec- 
ord of its advocacy roles, coalitions, and affiliatc i 



11820. 



11823. 



11905. 



group G other organizations supported by mem 
bership or funds, and endorsement or opposition ol 
federal or state legislation. Information concerning 
these activities shall be available to United Meth- 
odist churches upon written request. Organiza- 
tions not officially related to the General Con-ij 
ference may take positions only in their own 
names and may not speak for a general agency 
or the denomination as a whole (H 610.1). 

Petition Number: 806-GA-820D; GBHM. 

Amend H 820: 

. . . Subjects which may be considered in closedi 
session are limited to considerations of sale or 
purchase of real property, personnel matters, 
issues related to the accreditation or approval 
of institutions, discussions relating to civil litiga- 
tion .... 

Petition Number: 912-GA-823D; GCFA. 

Amend 11 823: 

Church Founding Date. — The United Methodist 
Church (cf . H 1 12) has become the legal and ccclooi 
a s tical successor to all property, property rights, j 
powers and privileges of The Evangelical United ; 
Brethren Church and The Methodist Church; the 
two churches, from their beginnings, have had a 
close relationship. 



Petition Number: 1I42-FA-905D; GCFA. 



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I 



1. Membership. — The members of the council . . . 
at least one of whom shall not be over twenty one 
thirty years of age at the time of election, and at 
least two of whom shall represent racial and ethnic 
minorities, and most of whom shall be selected for 
special skills; and one youth under the age of 



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eighteen at the time of election. The at large 
members and the youth member shall be nom- 
inated by the Council of Bishops without reference 
to jurisdictions. . . Vacancies occurring between 
sessions of the General Conference shall be filled by 
the council on nomination of the College of Bishops 
of the jurisdiction concerned (see 1: 812) or, in the 
event of a vacancy among the youth, episcopal 
mombcro of momboro , or at large members, on 
nomination of the Council of Bishops. . . 
4. Committees. — a) Executive Committee. — . . . 

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by ttie council. . . . 

906. Petition Number: 1118-FA-906D; GCFA. GCOM. 

Amend f 906.1.6: 

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mondod te the General Conforcncc fer the annual 

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Council on Finance and Administration shall 
then likcwioc establish and communicate to the 
General Council on Ministries the total sum pro- 
posed for distribution from the World Service 
Fund among the general program agencies. . . . 

Insert new sub-paragraph following (4) 

The General Council on Finance and Ad- 
ministration shall establish the total sum to be 
recommended to the General Conference for 
the annual budget of the World Service 
Fund 



Petition Number: 1143-FA-906D; GCFA. 

Amend H 906: 

8. In consultation with the National Associa- 
tion of United Methodist Foundations, to estab- 
lish standardized gift annuity rates for the writing 
of annuities by United Methodist foundations 

and institutions and agencies operating under the 
auspices of the denomination. 

9. Where Annual Conferences, individually or in 
groups, have established United Methodist foun- 
dations, . . . 



Petition Number 137-FA-906D; DET, EOH. EPA, FLA, HOL. KEN, LVL, 
NCA, NDK, NWT, SIL, SGA & local churches and individuals. 

Retain H 906.12. 



Petition Number: 138-FA-906D; CNV, PNW, WIS. NYMO, GCSW. 

Delete H 906.12. 

Petition Number: 512-FA-906D; GBCS. 

Add to H 906.12: 



11907. 



This provision does not relate to expendi- 
tures for research, education, and consultation 
with respect to homosexuality and the prob- 
lems related to it or for ministries to persons or 
for efforts to protect their humein and civil 
rights. 



Petition Number: 807-FA-906D; GBOD. 

Add to II 906.12: 

This provision shall not preclude participa- 
tion Ln educational programs and the develop- 
ment of resources in concurrence with Social 
Principles and other official statements of the 
United Methodist Church related to homosex- 
ual people. 

Petition Number: 940-FA-906D; CM. 

Add to H 906.12: 

This prohibition shall not be interpreted as a 
barrier to funding full and open study which 
includes all sides of the issue of homosexuality. 

Petition Number: 139-FA-906D; MOE, NIL. NYK, PNW, RKM, TRY. 

Add to 11 906.12: 

Because there is a diversity of responsible 
positions on the topic of homosexuality in The 
United Methodist Church, this paragraph is 
not to be interpreted in a way that would 
curtail discussion, debate, or education about 
homosexuality within the church or its boards, 
agencies, committees, commissions, or coun- 
cils. 

Petition Number: 1119-FA-907D; GCOM. 

Amend II 907: 

1. To establish general policy governing the ow- 
nership, leasing, sale, rental, renovation, . . . 

Petition Number: 1039-FA-907D; ACST. 

Add a new sub-section to II 907: 

The Council shall participate in the Joint 
Committee on Stewardship to the end that 
denominational efforts will be coordinated, 
giving by United Methodists will be increased, 
and that tithing will be affirmed as the United 
Methodist standard of personal giving. 

Petition Number: 1144.FA-907D; GCFA. 

Amend H 907: 

1. To establish general policy governing the ow- 
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chase of property by a general agency in the United 
States or Puerto Rico. . . . 



Petition Number: 1145-FA-907D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 907.2: 

2. To act in concert with The General Council 
ea Finance etftd Adminiotration and the General 
Council on Ministries, acting in concert, ohall to 
establish a procedure for and make making a 
quadrennial review with the^ initiating proposals 
and/or responding to proposals by the general 
agencies regarding the location of thoir headquar- 
ters and staff and report the same to the General 
Conference. (See II 1006.25) 

Petition Number: 1U6-FA-907D; GCFA. 

Amend H 907: 

12. To provide guidance and consultation in the 
area of local church business administration, in- 
cluding establishment of professional standards, a 
training program, certification of church business 
administrators and associate church business ad- 
ministrators, and sponsorship of an association of 
United Methodist church business administratorsT 
and placement oorvicco . 

Insert new subparagraph following 12: 

To provide gixidance and consultation in the 
work of church secretaries, including estab- 
lishment of professional standards, training 
and certification programs, and sponsorship 
of a professional association of United Method- 
ist church secretaries. 

Amend 14: 

To institute, manage, and maintain a churchwido 
an insurance program for the protection ef United 
Mothodiot Church property emd pcraons, available, 
where approved by regulatory agencies, to all 
United Methodist local churches in the United 
States and Puerto Rico and, where acceptable 
on an underwriting basis, to all United Meth- 
odist annual conferences, agencies, and institu- 
tions aad poraono within The United Mothodiot 
Church in the United States and Puerto Rico. 

program. 

H 911. Petition Number: 1147-FA-911D; GCFA. 

Amend H 911.1: 

The General Council on Finance and Adminis- 
tration ohall is authorized to withhold approval of 
a portion or all of the entire budget of any agency 
or church-related institution receiving general 



church funds until such agency or church-relatee 
institution certifies to the council in writing that i 
has established and has complied with a policy of (a 
recruiting, employing, utilizing, recompensing 
and promoting professional staff and other person 
nel without regard to race, color, age, or sex, (b 
fulfilling its duties and responsibilities in a manne 
which does not involve segregation or discrimina 
tion on the basis of race, age, or sex, and (c) insofa 
as possible, purchasing goods and services fron 
vendors who are in compliance with such policies a; 
are described in sections (a) and (b) of this para 
graph . . . 

Petition Number: 170-FA-911D; RIO, GCOM. 

Add to first sentence of H 911.1: 

. . . and other personnel without regard to race 
color, age, or sex, (b) fulfilling its duties and re 
sponsibilities in a manner which does not involvi 
segregation or discrimination on the basis of race 
age, or sex, and (c) insofar .... 

Petition Number: 1148-FA-911D; GCFA. 

Amend H 911: 

2. It shall may withhold approval of any item a. 
items in the budget or budgets receiving genera- 
church funds which in its judgment represent un 
necessary duplication of administrative function 
in cooperation with and on recommendation of thil 
General Council on Ministries, it ohall may with 
hold approval of any such item which represents 
unnecessary duplication of program within ai 
agency or between two or more agencies . . . 

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. . . . A 11\J lilUl TlUUttl tJr ttKUm.JJ' lIlUn.lilg TTTtT CTJTv ' 

eiel appeal ohall acknowledge the receipt ef s«e) j 
gift te the donor. The General Council on Financ 
and Administration ohall may withhold paymen 
of the allocation from any general fund to an; 
agency or institution which it finds to be in viola 
tion of the provisions of this paragraph. 

Petition Number: 140-FA-911D; WPA. 

Amend H 911.5: 

The apportionments for all apportioned genera i 
church funds, as approved by the General Confer i 
ence, shall be recommended to each Annua 
Conference. At the Annual Conference in th* 
same year as the General Conference, eacl 
Annual Conference shall set the amounts to b( 
paid for the coming quadrennium at a leve 
representing at least a 10% increase over th« 1 
amounts paid during the preceding four years 

H 912. Petition Number: 141-FA-912D; WPA. 

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. . . by which it shall be apportioned to the annual 
conference. The recommended amounts of the 
ensuing quadrennium's World Service budget 
shall not exceed the World Service amounts 
paid by the Annual Conferences during the 
four years preceding General Conference by 
more than 10%. In cooperation with the General 
Council .... 

113. Petition Number: 1120-FA-913D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 913.6: 

The promotion of this program ohall may conoiot 
eft M include general promotion, for purposes of ^ 920. 

name identification and visibility, which shall be 
the responsibility of United Methodist Communica- 
tions, f £H»4 (h) 7. Specific cultivation of approved 
projects, which shall be done by the administering 
agencies to specific audiences that have demon- 
strated previously their interest and concern for the 
ministry contained in the approved project. Ex- 
penses for both general promotion and specific 
cultivation shall be borne by the administering 

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Special gift roGcipto. No promotional or cultiva- 
tion expenses shall be paid from World Service 
Special Gifts receipts. Such expenses shall not 
exceed amounts approved by the General Council 
on Finance and Administration and the General 
Council on Ministries under guidelines approved by 
the General Conference. 

I 914. Petition Number: 913-GA-914D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 914.1: 

The Advance for Christ and His Church (here- 
after referred to as The Advance) is an the 

official program in within The United Methodist 

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programo ef United Mcthodiot Women) through 
which support may be designated for projects ap- 
proved by the Advance Committee of the General 
Council on Ministries. (See H 1411.26). 

Petition Number: 808-GA-914D; GCSW. 

Amend H 914.1: 

The Advance for Christ and the Church .... 

I 916. Petition Number: 1121-GA-916D; GCFA, GCOM. 

Amend H 916: ^ 921, 

1. Human Relations Day — A Human Relations 
Day shall be observed e» the iast Sunday m during 
the Season of Epiphany on the Sunday before 
the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 
birthday with an offering goal as recommended by 
the General Council on Finance and Administra- 
tion and adopted by the General Conference. The 



purpose of the day geetl is to further . . . 

3. United Methodist Student Day— The United 
Methodist Student Day offering, taken annually, 
the lest Sunday after Thanksgiving ef the year , 
shall be received for the support of the United 
Methodist Scholarships and the United Methodist 
Student Loan Fund. . . . (Changes in H 916.3 be- 
come effective upon the adjournment of the 
1988 General Conference.) 

5. Peace with Justice World Order Sunday — 
Peace with Justice World Order Sunday shall be 
observed during the second Sunday of Pente- 
cost. . . . 

Petition Number: 384-FA-920D; SCA. 

Retain f 920. 

Petition Number: 914-FA-920D; GCFA. 

Amend 11 920: 

H 920. The Temporary General Aid Fund.— The 
council shall recommend to the General Confer- 
ence, either as a separate apportioned general 
fund or as a part of another apportioned gener- 
al fund, the sum . . . The purpose of this fund is to 
assist in raising raioc the level of pensions and 
minimum salaries in conferences which have 
merged with conferences of the former Central 
Jurisdiction confcrcncoo and ouch ethnic minority 

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with ouch Gonforcncoo . The pension portion of this 
fund is to be administered by the (General Board of 
Pensions, and the minimum salary portion by the 
council. The apportionment emd distribution of 
fund receipts is £H=e to be made by the council in 
accordance with formulas approved by the General 
Conference. The provisions of this paragraph 
shall become effective immediately upon 
adoption by the General Conference. 



Petition Number: 411-FA-920D; GCRR. 

Amend third sentence of 11 920: 

In consultation with the General Conunis- 
sion on Religion and Race, the pension portion of 
this fund is to be administered by the General 
Board of Pensions, and the minimum salary portion 
by the council. (See 11 2108.15.) 

Petition Number: 809-FA-921D: GBHM. 

Replace H 921.2: 

2. Of the total money raised in each Annual 
Conference for the Ministerial Education 
Fund, 75 percent shall be remitted by the Con- 
ference treasurer to the treasurer of the coun- 
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minimum regular pension allowance establishei 
by the General Conference for ef a retired bish 
op; the amount of such benefit for which tht 
Episcopal Fund is responsible shall be re 
duced by the amount of less any disability benefi 
payable from the Comprehensive Protection Plan o 
the General Board of Pensions, aad Such pensioi 
allowance shall continue until the regular duties o 
an effective bishop are resumed or until the bishop'i 
status shall have been determined by the Jurisdic j 
tional Conference. ... 

This legislation is to be effective at the close of th( 
i9M 1988 General Conference. 

H 932. Petition Number: 915-FA-932D; GCFA. 

Amend H 932: 

. . . The Episcopal Fund shall be responsible foil 
the difference between the pension aed houoinp 
allowance of a the retired bishop and the remunerai 
tion of an active bishop as set by General Confer 
ence. In the event of such assignment of a retiree 
bishop to active episcopal duty, the president oi 
secretary of the Council of Bishops shall notify thr 
treasurer of the Episcopal Fund. . . . 

H 1006. Petition Number: 1122-GA-1006D: GCOM. 

Amend H 1006.4: 

To assign responsibilities for implementation O' 
themes, missional priorities, and/or special prO' 
grams. . . 

In H 1006.7 delete ob^ at the end of b); add ano 
after "coordination" at end of c); and add a nev 
sub-paragraph: 

To inform conference councils of significani 
issues identified through the monitoring oi 
trends in society and the church. 

Amend H 1006.13: 

13. To review and evaluate the effectiveness o 
the general program agencies in pcrformiH g ful 
filling the ministries assigned to them (sen 
H 802.3). 



Petition Number: 1040-GA-1006D; MUMC. 

Amend H 1006.14: 

14. To keep under review the concurrence o 
general program agencies with the Mission (H 
and Social Social Principles (f 70—76) of The Unit 
ed Methodist Church. 

Petition Number: 513-GA-1006D; GBCS, GCSW. 

Delete H 1006.15. 



11924. 



11930. 



11931. 



Ministry and the Division of Diaconal Ministry 
for support of ministerial education and ad- 
ministered by the Division of Ordained Min- 
istry. It shall be distributed as follows: 

a) At least 75 percent of the amount received 
by the divisions shall be distributed to the 
theological schools of The United Methodist 
Church on a formula established by the Divi- 
sion of Ordained Ministry and Division of Dia- 
conal Ministry after consultation with the the- 
ological schools. All the money allocated to the 
theological schools shall be used for current 
operations, not for physical expansion. 

b) The remaining portion of the amount re- 
ceived shall be used for supplemental distri- 
butions to the theological schools and for 
board use in its program of ministerial enlist- 
ment and development. The Division of Or- 
dained Ministry and the Division of Diaconal 
Ministry wiU consult and recommend to the 
general secretary of the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry appropriate 
funding for divisional programs of ministerial 
enlistment and development. 

Petition Number: 1149-FA-924D; GCFA. 

Amend H 924: 

The council shall recommend to each quadren- 
nial session of the General Conference for its action 
and determination: (1) the amounts to be fixed as 
salaries of the effective bishops, or a formula by 
which the council shaU fix the salaries; (2) a 
schedule of such amounts as may be judged ade- 
quate to provide for their office expense of office, 
afitd travel ; (3) provision for an annual operating 
budget for the Council of Bishops, including the 
office of the secretary of the Council of Bishops; (4) 
guidelines governing the payment of bishops' 
travel expenses, including and all travel author- 
ized by the Council of Bishops^ including "travel 
through the connection at large" (H 614.2); (4) (5) 
the minimum amounts to be fixed as annual pen- 
sions for the support of retired bishops, and/or the 
method by which their annual pensions shall 
be determined; and (#) (6) provisions a ochedulo 
for allowance for the surviving spouses and for the 
support of minor children of deceased bishops. . . . 

This legislation shedl become effective im- 
mediately upon adoption by the General Con- 
ference. 

Petition Number: 1150-FA-930D; GCFA. 

Delete f 930.2. 

Petition Number: n51-FA-931D; GCFA. 

Amend H 931: 

. . . Beginning ninety days after such notifica- 
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Petition Number: 549-GA-1006D; GCCU. 

Amend H 1006.15: 

To deal with the election of general secre- 
taries thus: The general secretary of each general 
program agency that is accountable to the General 
Council on Ministries shall be oloctod confirmed 
annually by ballot of the General Council on Min- 
istries upon the nomination election of the agency 
involved. Any general secretary of a general pro- 
gram agency who has not been elected confirmed 
by the General Council on Ministries shall not 

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daf year after June 1 of the following year. Each 
program agency shall elect annually by ballot its 
general, deputy, and associate general secre- 
tary (ies) and may elect or appoint such other steiff 
as may be necessary. 

Petition Number: 1123-GA-1006D; GCOM. 

Amend II 1006.17: 

17. To determine the need for and to develop and 
implement plans for themes, missional priori- 
ties. . . 

and add a new sub-paragraph: 

To act in concert with the General Council on 
Finance and Administration to establish a 
procedure for making a quadrennial review, 
initiating proposals and/or responding to pro- 
posals by the general agencies regarding the 
location of headquarters and staff and report 
the same to the General Conference. (See 
II 907.2.) 



Petition Number: 1041-GA-1006D; ACST. 

Add a new sub-section to H 1006: 

The Council shall participate in the Joint 
Committee on Stewardship to the end that 
denominational efforts will be coordinated, 
giving by United Methodists will be increased, 
and that tithing will be affirmed as the United 
Methodist standard of personal giving. 



1007. Petition Number: 1124-GA-1007D; GCOM. 

Amend f 1007.1.a)(8): 

(R) Thr " rr rr fnn.' nf thr P n nnpi l a£ Ri nV innn- Th» 

general secretaries who serve as the chief executive 
officers of the general program agencies; the pub- 
lisher and a representative Delected fey of the Gen- 
eral Board of Publication; the general secretary 
and a representative of the General Commis- 
sion on Archives and History; the general secre- 



tary and a representative of the General Com- 
mission on Communication; and the director of the 
Advance shall be members with voice but without 
vote. 

and amend II 1007.5: 

5. There shall be an Advance Committee, which 
shall have general oversight of the Advance pFe- 
gram for Christ and His Church. It shall be ... . 

Petition Number: 810-GA-1007D; GCSW. 

Amend H 1007.5: 

. . . oversight of the Advance program for Christ 
and the Church. . . . 

Petition Number: 1125-GA-1007D: GCOM. 

Amend 11 1007.6: 

.... by the administering agencies. The council 
shall make provisions for the General Council on 
Finance and Administration and administering 
agencies to have representation with voice, but 
not vote and vete is the oommittco. Rcproocnta 

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H 1101. Petition Number: 886-CS-llOlD; NMX. 

Add to H 1101: 

Its mission is to be understood as necessarily 
controversial, being as it is that instrument of 
the United Methodist Church that aggressively 
confronts and challenges the members of both 
the church and society regarding matters of 
justice and lifestyle in all areas of human exis- 
tence. 

H 1104. Petition Number: 412-CS-1104D; GCRR. 

Insert before the last paragraph in f 1104: 

The board will maintain a close relationship 
with the General Commission on Religion and 
Race as they both seek to coordinate the de- 
nominational support and cooperation with 
various movements for racial and social jus- 
tice. 

Petition Number: 1042-CS-1104D; ACST. 

Add to 11 1104: 

The Board shall participate in the Joint 
Committee on Stewardship to the end that 
denominational efforts will be coordinated, 
giving by United Methodists will be increased, 
and that tithing will be affirmed as the United 
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H 1106. Petition Number: 514-CS-1106D; GBCS. 

Add at end of H 1106: 

The Board, however, may decide to term its 
program units departments, and the chief staff 
officer of each department, a director. 

H 1114. Petition Number: 515-CS-1114D; GBCS. 

Delete f 1114.2 and .3 and amend .4: 

4. All other staff are to be elected or appointed in 
a manner prescribed by the board in keeping with 
the affirmative action policies of the general church 
and the board. 

H 1204. Petition Number: 811-DI-1204D: GBOD. 

Amend last sentence and move to follow first 
sentence of H 1204.1: 

In addition there shall be one lasrman oloctcd 
from each jurisdiction who shall be the presi- 
dent. . . . 



H 1208. Petition Number. 812-DI-1208D; GBOD. 

Amend H 1208.1: 

. . . fellowship and action groups for children, 
youth, and adults; (including the United Method- 
ist Youth Fellowship), related. . . 

Insert a new subparagraph in H 1208.4: 

Providing resources, models and training to 
support annual conferences and local 
churches as they help people make decisions 
related to their general Christian vocation as 
weU as their specific occupations or careers. 
Providing resources developed by the General 
Board of Global Ministries to persons interest- 
ed in considering professional church related 
ministries. 



H 1210. Petition Number: 813-DI-1210D; GBHM. 

Add to H 1210.2: 

Particular emphasis wiU be given to ministry 
to persons with handicapping conditions. 

Petition Number: 413-DM210D; GCRR. 

Add to H 1210.36): 

b) Developing and interpreting varied styles of 
mission education appropriate to different groups, 
including age groupings; and the various racial 
and ethnic minority cultures; 



H 1211. Petition Number: 814-DI-121 ID; GBOD. 

Substitute for H 1211.1: 

Church School Extension. — 1. The boari 
shall be authorized to project the promot 
plans for church school extension throughoi 
the church and to cooperate in the strengthet 
ing of the chiu-ch through Christian educatio 
inclusive of the three following ways: a) Spor 
soring new United Methodist church schooli 
b) Starting new church school classes, c) Ei 
panding teacher/learning opportunities in th 
congregation and community 

f 1212. Petition Number: 815-DI-1212D; GBOD. 

Revise II 1212 heading: 

Evangelism 7 Worship £Hid Stewardship 

Substitute for f 1212: 

H 1212.1. The board shall have general ovei 
sight of the evangelism ministries of the churc 
as directed by the General Conference. Th . 
Christiein evangelism program of the Unite | 
Methodist Church shall be developed by th 
Board. 

2. The board shall share the blessing of th 
gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with all pei 
sons by the development, promotion and sup 
port of all phases of evangelism throughout th 
United Methodist Church world wide. 

3. The local congregation in its ministry c 
evangelism seeks to reach out to persons wit] 
the good news of Jesus Christ, to invite an 
receive them into the fellowship of the churcl 
to help them be related to God, to grow in faitl 
and to send persons out to witness and live a J 
Christisin disciples. 

II 1213. Petition Number 816-DI-1213D; GBOD. 

Amend H 1213.14: 

To provide, as needed, consultation with confei 
ence, district, local congregations and othe 
agencies. . . . 

Add new sub-paragraph: 



To work with the General Board of Globe 
Ministries for the extension of the church. T 
this end there shall be a joint committee o 
congregational development with equal reprt 
sentation of members from the General Boan 
of Discipleship and the General Board of Glol 
al Ministries which shall meet at least annuall; 
to expedite cooperation beween these tw- 
boards in the field of congregational develop 
ment of both new congregations as well as th 
revitalization of existing congregations. 



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1214. Petition Number: 817-D1-1214D; GBOD. 

Insert a new heading in H 1214: 
Worship 

Amend H 1214.1: 

Place a period after "arts" in line 4 and delete 
remainder. 

Amend f 1214.4: 

To prepare revisions of the Ritual of the Church 
and approved orders of worship for recommen- 
dation. . . . 

Petition Number. 414-DI-1214D; GCRR. 

Amend II 1214.8: 

8. To advise the general agencies of the church in 
the preparation, publication, and circulation of 
orders of service and other liturgical materials 
bearing the imprint of The United Methodist 
Church, including racial and ethnic and minority 
worship resources and other language publications. 

Add at the end of H 1214.11: 

This should include the worship practices 
and expressions of the various racial and eth- 
nic minority cultures. 

Petition Number: 818-D1.1214D; GBOD. 

Amend II 1214.9: 

. . . .fields of worship, including preaching, 
music, and the other liturgical arts. 

PeUtion Number: 819-D1-I2140: GCRR 

Add at end of 111214.11: 

This should include the worship practices and 
expressions of the various racial and ethnic 
minority cultures. 

Petition Number: 820-01-12140; GBOD 

Amend H 1214.14: 

. . .Others Arts and The Order of St. Luke in 

affirming. . . . 

H 1215. Petition Number: 821-D1-1215D; GBOD. 

Before H 1215 insert new heading Stewardship 

Petition Number: 1152-DI-1215D; GCFA. 

Amend t 1215.6: 



6. To encourage United Methodists . . . through 
current and planned giving, special gifts, estate 
planning, wills and United Methodist founda- 
tions. 

Petition Number: 1043-D1-1215D; ACST. 

Add a new subparagraph to II 1215: 

A. To enable the Section on Stewardship to 
fulfill these responsibilities and to work with 
the general agencies whose programs include 
stewardship responsibilities, there shall be a 
Joint Committee on Stewardship. The Joint 
Committee on Stewardship shall be composed 
of the following: 

B. MEMBERSHIP— The voting members of the 
Joint Conunittee on Stewardship are; three 
Bishops, two of whom shall be chosen by the 
Council of Bishops and one of whom shall be 
chosen by the General Board of Discipleship 
from among its episcopal members; two per- 
sons chosen by each of the five Jurisdictional 
Colleges of Bishops and one clergy and one 
layperson chosen for concern for, expertise in 
or knowledge of stewardship; thirteen per- 
sons — either members or staff of the General 
Agencies, according to the following formula: 
four from the General Board of Global Minis- 
tries, three from the General Board of Disci- 
pleship, two from United Methodist Communi- 
cations, and one each from the General Coun- 
cil on Finance and Administration, General 
Council on Ministries, General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry, General 
Board of Church and Society. 

The General Agencies may be represented 
by additional staff as appropriate and with 
consent of the Joint Committee on Steward- 
ship. These additional persons shall serve 
without vote. 

C. ORGANIZATION— The Joint Committee on 
Stewardship shall meet at least twice annually, 
the Bishop representing the General Board of 
Discipleship shall chair the Committee. The 
Committee shall further organize as it deter- 
mines. 

The Committee shall have one staff person 
selected by the General Board of Discipleship 
and assigned to the Section on Stewardship. 

D. PURPOSE 

1. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shall 
assist in the development and constant renew- 
al of a denomination-wide philosophy of 
Christian stewardship which energizes and fo- 
cuses the educational and programmatic ef- 
forts of the general agencies and the church as 
a whole. 

2. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shall 
coordinate the articulation of a Biblical and 
theological foundation for Christian steward- 
ship which is consistently enhanced by reflec- 
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3. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shall 
assist in the develoment of strategies and re- 
sources designed to raise the giving level of 
United Methodists in local congregations. It 
shall promote the tithe as the standard of per- 
sonal giving for United Methodists. 

4. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shall 
assist in the delineation of long term goals and 
strategies which instill throughout the Church 
an attitude of God's ownership and humanity's 
stewardship of all creation and determine the 
direction of the denomination's programmatic 
efforts. 

5. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shfdl 
be responsible for the mobilization of the de- 
nomination's stewardship efforts along com- 
mon lines. 

6. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shall 
be responsible for the evaluation of steward- 
ship efforts to determine their effectiveness 
and provide a basis for reconunending and 
assigning new programs and activities and for 
discontinuing those which are unproductive. 

7. The Joint Committee on Stewardship shall 
review ecumenical commitments in order to 
determine levels of United Methodist partici- 
pation. 

H 1217. Petition Number: 822-DI-1217D; GBOD. 

Amend heading before 11 1217: 

feay tile aftd Work Ministry of the Laity 

H 1218. Petition Number 823-DH218D; GBOD. 

Amend the title of H 1218: 

H 1218. Leadership euid Ministry Development 
aed Training Poooibilitioo 

Amend H 1218.2.a): 

To develop and interpret as active miniotry 
through lay carocro ministry of the laity both 
within and without the institutional church, edad 
through volunteer oervioc. 

Delete H 1218.2.6.): 

Amend H 1218.7: 

. . . district Committ ees ©h Lety Life aad Work 
Boards of Laity or equivalent structures, the 
National Association of Annual Conference 
Lay Leaders and to other. . . . 

Petition Number 142-DI-1218D: MEM. 

Amend f 1218.7 to read: 

To provide support services to conference and 



district Boards of Laity or equivalent struc 
tures, the National Association of Annual Con 
ference Lay Leaders and to other .... 

% 1219. Petition Number: 824-DH219D; GBOD. 

Amend 11 1219.2.a): 

. . . growth, aHd values, and vocation consisten 
with. . . . 

H 1220. Petition Number 415-DI-1220D; GCRR. 

Amend last sentence of ^ 1220.2: 

It is strongly rccommondcd urged that the com 
mittee be as inclusive as po s sible . 

H 1222. Petition Number 894-DI-1222D; GBOD. 

Insert new heading before H 1222: 
United Methodist Men 
Amend H 1222.1: 

1 1222. Men's Work Responsibilities— 1. To pro-' 
vide resources and support services to foster the 
development of units of United Methodist Men 
fcllowohipo . . . . 

c) Promote the chartering and affiliation annual: 
recertification of local church men's units fellow - 
ships with the General Board of Discipleship. . . 

H 1224. Petition Number 825-DI-1224D; GBOD. 

Amend •" 1224: 

. . . the editorial staff of Church School Publi4 
cations shall be. . . 

^ 1226. Petition Number 826-DI-1226D: GBOD. 

Amend 1 1226.2.6): 

. . . editorial staff t of Church School PubUca- 
tions. . . . 

% 1227. Petition Number 827-DM227D; GBOD. 

Amend T 1227.1: 1 

. . . the editorial staff t of Church School Pub- 1 
Ucations, the general. . . . 

H 1228. Petition Number 828-DH228D; GCAH. 

Amend H 1228.1c): 

Twenty-one .... church-school publications; a 
member of the General Conunission on Ar- 
chives and History representing women's and 
ethnic history concerns; the president and pub- 
Usher .... 



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Petition Number: 829-DI-1228D; GBOD. 

II 1228.1.C) amend: 

. . . the vice president ef Graded Prooo in charge 
of publishing of the United Methodist. . . 

. . . staff members of the Curriculum Rcoourccs 
Committee Church School Publications, and 
eight. . . 

JOl. Petition Number: 550-DM301D; NYMO, SONY. 

Substitute for entire H 1301: 

There shall be a National Youth Ministry 
Organization of The United Methodist Church. 

J02. Petition Number: 1044-DI-1302D; SONY. 

Substitute for entire % 1302: 

1 1302. Accountability— National Youth 
Ministry Organization shall be accountable to 
the General Council on Ministries. The ac- 
countability will involve evaluation by the 
General Council on Ministries of National 
Youth Ministry Organization's disciplinary 
mandates. The evaluation process and its re- 
sults shall be presented in written form to the 
National Youth Ministry Organization Steer- 
ing Committee members and staff and report- 
ed to each General Conference. The purpose of 
evaluation is to assist the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization in the process of fulfilling 
and supporting its ministry. 

Petition Number: 551-DI-1302D; NYMO. 

Substitute for entire f 1302: 

Accountability. — The National Youth Min- 
istry Organization shall be accountable to the 
Creneral Board of Discipleship. The account- 
ability will involve evaluation by the General 
Board of Discipleship of National Youth Min- 
istry Organization's disciplinary mandates. 

Should, at any time, the NYMO Steering 
Committee feel that the General Board of Dis- 
cipleship places strictures upon the youth ad- 
vocacy and empowerment functions of NYMO, 
the Steering Committee shall have access to 
the General Council on Ministries, which shall 
be an advocate for the unique role of NYMO to 
the General Board of Discipleship. 

1303. Petition Number: S52-DI-1303D: NYMO, SONY. 

Substitute for entire 11 1303: 

Purpose. — The purpose of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization shall be: 

1. To advocate for youth and the concerns of 



youth within The United Methodist 
Church. 

2. To empower youth as full participants 
within the Ufe and mission of The United 
Methodist Church. 

3. To be a forum for the expression of youth 
needs and concerns. 

4. To provide a means of outreach through 
the Youth Service Fund. 

H 1304. Petition Number: 1045-DI-1304D; SONY. 

Substitute for entire fl 1304: 

H 1304. Structure— National Youth Ministry 
Organization shall be composed of three 
basic units: 

(1) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Convocation; 

(2) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Caucus; and 

(3) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee. 

Petition Number: 553-DM304D; NYMO. 

Substitute for entire H 1304: 

Structure — National Youth Ministry Orga- 
nization shall be composed of three basic 
units: 

(1) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Convocation; 

(2) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Legislative Assembly; and 

(3) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee. 

f 1300. Petition Number: 1046-DI-1300D; SCNY. 

Add a new paragraph: 

National Youth Ministry Organization Con- 
vocation — There shall be a National 
Youth Ministry Organization Convoca- 
tion. 
1. Objectives and responsibilities of the Na- 
tioneil Youth Ministry Organization Con- 
vocation. 

a) The objectives of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Convocation 
shall be: 

(1) To provide leadership training for 
youth. 

(2) To provide for spiritual growth of 
the participants. 

(3) To promote evangelistic outreach 
by and for youth. 

(4) To support and facUitate renewal in 
the life of the church. 

(5) To strengthen the connectional ties 
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b) The responsibilities of the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Convo- 
cation shall be: providing opportiini- 
ties for worship and the renewal of 
Christian commitment; offering work- 
shops for youth and adult workers 
with youth in areas of vital concern to 
youth; training for designated confer- 
ence youth leaders; and providing the 
context and setting for the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Caucus 
(f ). 

2. Participants — Participation in the Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization Con- 
vocation shall be open to 

(a) all United Methodist youth as defined 
in H 263.2; 

(b) adult workers in youth ministry; 

(c) youth members of general agencies; 
and 

(d) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee members. 

Each participant of the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Convocation, with the ex- 
ception of National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Caucus voting members, shaU be an ob- 
server to the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Caucus without voice or vote. 

3. Meetings — The National Youth Ministry 
Organization Convocation shall be held 
biennially, preferably during the siunmer 
months, at a location designated by the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee. The National Youth 
Ministry Organization Convocation site 
shall rotate among the jurisdictions in the 
following order: Southeastern, North Cen- 
tral, South Central, Northeastern and 
Western. Every third National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Convocation shall be 
held at an historically ethnic minority in- 
stitution, in so far as possible. 

4. Expenses — The expenses of participants, 
other than those participants Usted in H , 
shall be arranged by the individual. 

It is strongly recommended that Annual 
Conference Councils on Youth Ministry secure 
scholarships for National Youth Ministry Or- 
ganization Convocation participants giving 
special attention to economic factors, inclu- 
siveness, and expressed interest in National 
Youth Ministry Organization attending the 
Convocation. 

Petition Number: 554-DI-1300D; NYMO. 

Add a new paragraph: 

National Youth Ministry Organization Convoca- 
tion. — There shall be a National Youth Ministry 
Organization Convocation. 

1. Objectives and responsibilities of the Na- 



tional Youth Ministry Organization Con- 
vocation. 

a) The objectives of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Convocation 
shall be: 

(1) To provide leadership training for 
youth. 

(2) To provide for spiritual growth of 
the participants. 

(3) To promote evangemistic outreach ' 
by and for youth. 

(4) To support and facilitate renewal in 
the life of the church. 

(5) To strengthen the connectional ties 
of youth ministry in The United 
Methodist Church. 

b) The responsibilities of the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Convo-: 
cation shall be: providing opportuni-J 
ties for worship and the renewal of: 
Christian commitment; offering work-ri 
shops for youth and adult workers^ 
with youth in areas of vital concern to^ 
youth; training for designated confer-i! 
ence youth leaders; and providing thei 
context and setting for the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly (H 1306). 

2. Participants — Participation in the Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization Con- 
vocation shall be open to 

(a) all United Methodist youth as defined 
in H 263.2; 

(b) adult workers in youth ministry; 

(c) youth members of general agencies; 
and 

(d) National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee members. Each 
participant of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Convocation, ; 
with the exception of National Youth 
Ministry Organization Legislative As- 
sembly voting members, shall be an 
observer to the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Legislative Assem- 
bly without voice or vote. 

3. Meetings. — The National Youth Ministry 
Organization Convocation shall be held 
biennially, preferably during the summer 
months, at a location designated by the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee. The National Youth 
Ministry Organization Convocation sitt 
shall rotate among the jurisdictions in the 
following order: Southeastern, North Cen 
tral. South Central, Northeastern, and 
Western. Every third National Youth Min 
istry Organization Convocation shall be 
held at an historically ethnic minority in 
stitution, in so far as possible. 

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other than those participants listed in 
II 1306.3, shall be arranged by the individ- 
ual. 
It is strongly recommended that Annual 
Conference Coiuicils on Youth Ministry secure 
scholarships for National Youth Ministry Or- 
ganization Convocation participants giving 
special attention to economic factors, inclusi- 
veness, and expressed interest in attending the 
National Youth Ministry Organization Convo- 
cation. 

Petition Number: 1047-DI-1300D; SCNY. 

Add a new paragraph: 

H 1300. National Youth Ministry Organization 
Caucus — (Central to the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Convocation shall be a Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization Caucus 
which shall serve as a national delegated as- 
sembly of United Methodist youth and adult 
workers with youth. The National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Caucus shall be convened 
by the National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee (% 13 ) 
la. Central to the Objectives of the National 

Youth Ministry Organization Caucus 

shall be: 

(1) To be a forum for the expression of 
issues vital to youth and to direct the 
National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Steering Committee in the advo- 
cacy of these issues. 

(2) To empower youth by supporting 
and communicating with youth min- 
istry structures at both annual con- 
ference and jurisdictional levels. 

(3) To support and facihtate renewal in 
the Church. 

b. The responsibilities of the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Caucus 
shall be: 

(1) To set national Youth Service Fund 
monetary goals. 

(2) To set the poUcy and criteria for the 
selection of projects and the distri- 
bution of the national portion of the 
Youth Service Fund. 

(3) To elect the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Conunittee in 
accordance with 1! 13 . 

(4) To initiate and support special 
projects which are of particular in- 
terest to youth. 

(5) To make recommendations to appro- 
priate boards and agencies of The 
United Methodist Church on ways to 
strengthen youth ministry in areas of 
vited concern. 

(6) To support and facilitate formation 
of racial/ethnic minority youth cau- 



cuses on the annual conference, 
jurisdictional, and general levels of 
the Church. 
(7) To select the National Youth Ministry 
Organization priority for the next 
four years. 

2. The membership of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Caucus shall be: 

a) Voting Members — Three representa- 
tives from each annual conference se- 
lected by the Annual Conference 
Council on Youth Ministry. Of those 
selected, two are to be youth (^ 263.2), 
one of which is the Conference Council 
on Youth president or designate; and 
one adult, which shall be the Confer- 
ence Youth Coordinator or designate. 
At least one of the conference youth 
representatives shall be a person from 
one of these four racial/ethnic minority 
groups: Pacific and Asian Americans, 
Black Americans, Hispanic Ameri- 
cans, and Native Americans. An an- 
nual conference must have a youth 
present in order to exercise voting 
privileges. Voting members shall be 
members (full or preparatory) of The 
United Methodist Church. The youth 
chairpersons from each jurisdiction 
shall be in addition to the two youth 
and one adult fi-om their annual con- 
ference. 

b) Non- Voting Members — (1) Youth mem- 
bers of the general agencies and (2) 
members of the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee 
shall have the right to participate in the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Caucus, with voice but without vote. 

3. Expenses to the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Convocation and National 
Youth Ministry Organization Caucus: 

a) The expenses of the members of the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee, with the excep- 
tion of the general board and agency 
representatives, shall be paid from Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization 
funds. 

b) The expenses of conference represen- 
tatives shall be paid by the annual con- 
ference they represent. It is also re- 
conunended that the expense of alter- 
nates be paid by the annual conference 
they represent. 

c) The jurisdictional Council on Minis- 
tries or equivalent body shall provide 
funding for expenses for the jurisdic- 
tional youth chairperson. 

d) The general agencies shall be respon- 
sible for the expenses of their youth 
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Petition Number: 555-DI-1300D; NYMO. 

Add a new paragraph: 

National Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly. — (Central to the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Convocation shall be a 
National Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly which shaU serve as a national 
delegated assembly of United Methodist youth 
and adult workers with youth. The National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legislative As- 
sembly shall be convened by the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Steering Com- 
mittee (U 1307).) 

la. Central to the Objectives of the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legislative 
Assembly shall be: 

(1) To be a forum for the expression of 
issues vital to youth and to direct the 
National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Steering Committee in the advo- 
cacy of these issues. 

(2) To empower youth by supporting 
and communicating with youth min- 
istry structures at both annual con- 
ference and jurisdictional levels. 

(3) To support and facilitate renewal in 
the Church. 

b. The responsibilities of the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legislative 
Assembly shall be: 

(1) To set national Youth Service Fund 
monetary goals. 

(2) To set the policy and criteria for the 
selection of projects and the distri- 
bution of the national portion of the 
Youth Service Fund. 

(3) To elect the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee in 
accordance with H 1307.2. 

(4) To initiate and support special 
projects which are of particular in- 
terest to youth. 

(5) To make recommendations to appro- 
priate agencies of The United Meth- 
odist Church on ways to strengthen 
youth ministry in areas of vital con- 
cern. 

(6) To support and facilitate formation 
of racial/ethnic minority youth cau- 
cuses on the annual conference, 
jurisdictional, and general levels of 
the Church. 

(7) To select the National Youth Ministry 
Organization priority for the next 
four years. 

2. The membership of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Legislative Assem- 
bly shall be: 

a) Voting Members — Three representa- 
tives from each annual conference se- 



lected by the Annual Conference 
Council on Youth Ministry. Of those 
selected, two are to be youth (H 263.2); 
one of which is the Conference Council 
on Youth president or designate; and 
one adult, which shall be the Confer- 
ence Youth Coordinator or designate. 
At least one of the conference repre-i 
sentatives shall be a person from one ol 
these four racial/ethnic minority 
groups: Pacific and Asian Americans, 
Black Americans, Hispanic Ameri- 
cans, and Native Americans. An an-i 
nual conference must have a youth 
present in order to exercise voting 
privileges. Voting members shall be 
members (full or preparatory) of The 
United Methodist Church. The youth 
chairpersons from each jurisdiction 
shall be in addition to the two youth 
and one adult from their annual con-: 
ference. 

b) Non- Voting Members — (1) Youth mem-r 
bers of the general agencies and {21 
members of the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee 
shall have the right to participate in the 
National Youth Ministry Organization' 
Legislative Assembly with voice but 
without vote. 
3. Expenses to the National Youth Ministry 

Organization Convocation £ind National 

Youth Ministry Organization Legislative 

Assembly. 

a) The expenses of the members of the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee, with the excep- 
tion of the general agency representa- 
tive, shall be paid from National Youth 
Ministry Organization funds. 

b) The expenses of conference represen- 
tatives shall be paid by the annual con- 
ference they represent. It is also re- 
commended that the expenses of alter- 
nates be paid by the annual conference 
they represent. (A travel fund shall be 
established in order to equalize the ex- 
penses of each conference.) 

c) The jurisdictional Council on Minis- 
tries or eqmvalent body shall provide i 
funding for expenses for the jurisdic- j 
tional youth chairperson. 

d) The general agencies shall be respon- 
sible for the expenses of their youth 
members as well as representatives. 



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tion Steering Committee — There shall be a Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization Steering 
Committee. 

1. Membership — The National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee 
shall consist of youth who are members 
(full or preparatory) of The United Meth- 
odist Church. At least one-half of these 
youth shall be from these racial/ethnic 
minority groups: Pacific and Asian 
Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic 
Americans, and Native Americans, so 
elected that each racial/ethnic minority 
group is represented. In addition, there 
shall be on the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee one 
adult involved in youth ministry on the 
annual conference level from each juris- 
diction; a bishop chosen by the Council of 
Bishops; a basic member and a staff mem- 
ber from the General Council on Minis- 
tries; a staff member related to youth min- 
istry of the General Board of Discipleship, 
and one board or staff member, with voice 
but not vote, from each of the following 
agencies (to be selected at a regular meet- 
ing of the agency): the General Board of 
Church and Society, the General Board of 
Global Ministries, the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry, the Gen- 
eral Board of Discipleship, the General 
Commission on Religion and Race, the 
General Commission on the Status and 
Role of Women, and the General Commis- 
sion on Christian Unity and Interreligious 
Concerns. All youth elected to the Steer- 
ing Committee shall be entering into the 
eleventh grade or under at the time of 
their election. If not in school, their age 
shall be sixteen or younger at the time of 
their election. 

2. Election — 

a) Each jurisdiction shall elect two youth 
and one adult worker with youth to the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee at the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Caucus. 
At least one of the youth shall be a 
member of one of the four racial/ethnic 
minority groups. If all of the four recog- 
nized racial/ethnic minority groups are 
not represented, the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Caucus shall 
elect persons so that all four groups are 
represented on the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Com- 
mittee. If no racial/ethnic minority 
group adult is elected to the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Steering 
Committee, the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Caucus shall elect a 
racial/ethnic minority adult to be a Na- 



tional Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee member. Ten 
youth (two from each jurisdiction, at 
least one of whom must be a racial/eth- 
nic minority group member) shall be 
elected in the alternate years at the 
Jurisdictional Youth Ministry Convo- 
cation C^ 632). If all four racial/ethnic 
minority groups are not represented, 
the National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Steering Committee shall elect 
persons so that all four groups are re- 
presented on the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee, 
b) Any vacancy that occurs due to an 
unfuiniled term shall be filled as fol- 
lows: (1) the jurisdictional convocation 
shall determine the definition of vacan- 
cy and the process for flUing jurisdic- 
tional vacancies. (2) The National 
Youth Ministry Organization Steering 
Committee shall fill vacancies to main- 
tain racial/ethnic minority representa- 
tion as required by II 13 . (3) Youth 
shall be elected to fill youth vacancies 
and adults shall be elected to fill va- 
cancies in adult positions. 

3. Term — The term for National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee 
members (with the exception of general 
board and agency representatives) shall 
be two years. 

a) Members cannot serve two consecutive 
terms. 

b) Members shall begin their term imme- 
diately upon adjournment of the juris- 
dictional convocation or National 
Youth Ministry Organization Caucus 
at which they were elected, and shall 
conclude upon the adjournment of the 
next respective jurisdictional convoca- 
tion or National Youth Ministry Orga- 
nization Caucus. 

c) The term for board and agency repre- 
sentatives begins immediately follow- 
ing the organizational meeting of their 
respective board or agency and con- 
cludes at the end of the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Com- 
mittee meeting following the next Gen- 
eral Conference. 

4. Responsibilities — The National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Commit- 
tee shall be responsible: 

a) To administer the national portion of 
the Youth Service Fund, including the 
selection of the national projects. It 
shall fulfill this responsibility accord- 
ing to the criteria set by the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Caucus. 

b) To promote Youth Service Fund edu- 
cation throughout The United Method- 



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ist Church in cooperation with the An- 
nual Conference Councils on Youth 
Ministry {^ 742.3h). 

c) To plan the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Convocation and make 
arrangements for the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Caucus. 

d) To convene the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Caucus and to im- 
plement its decisions. 

e) To recommend action goals and issues 
to the National Youth Ministry Organi- 
zation Caucus. 

f) To advocate youth concerns and partic- 
ipation in the church at all levels: gener- 
al, jurisdictional, conference, district, 
and local. 

g) To call together, when necessary, 
groups of concerned youth to study 
and recommend action on vital issues. 

h) To encourage participation of youth in 
appropriate denominational and inter- 
religious enterprises and delibera- 
tions. 

i) To recommend youth to nominating 
committees of general boards and 
agencies, considering suggestions from 
Annual Conference CouncUs on Youth 
Ministry (^ 742) and other appropriate 
youth organizations. 

j) To communicate the work of National 

Youth Ministry Organization to the 

General Council on Ministries for its 

information and response. 

f 1308. Staff— The National Youth Ministry 

Organization shall have an executive director. 

1. The responsibilities of the executive 
director shall be: 

a) To provide managerial oversight of 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
and staff; 

b) To implement the decisions of National 
Youth Ministry Organization. 

c) Tocommunicate the concerns of youth 
to the gener£il boards and agencies. 

d) To interpret the actions of National 
Youth Ministry Organization to The 
United Methodist Church. 

2. Administrative staff persons shall be no- 
minated by the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee and 
elected by the General Council on Minis- 
tries. 

i) To recommend youth to nominating 
committees of general boards and 
agencies, considering suggestions from 
Annual Conference Councils on Youth 
Ministry (^ 742) and other appropriate 
youth organizations. 

j) To communicate the work of National 
Youth Ministry Organization to the 
General Council on Ministries for its 



information and response. 

Petition Number: 556-DI-1300D; NYMO. 

Add a new paragraph: 

National Youth Ministry Organization Steering 
Committee. — There shaU be a National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Committee. 

1. Member shipi — The National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee ^ 
shall consist of youth who are members 
(full or preparatory) of The United Meth- 
odist Church. At least one-half of these 
youth shall be from these racial/ethnic 
minority groups: Pacific and Asiam 
Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic 
Americans, and Native Americans, sO' 
elected that each racial/ethnic minority 
group is represented. 

In addition, there shall be on the National) 
Youth Ministry Organization Steering) 
Committee one adult involved in youth) 
ministry on the annual conference level: 
from each jurisdiction; a bishop chosen by 
the Council of Bishops; a basic member 
and a staff member from the Generali 
Council on Ministries; a staff member re-: 
lated to youth ministry of the General: 
Board of Discipleship; and one board or 
staff member, with voice but not vote,: 
from each of the following agencies (to be 
selected at a regular meeting of the agen-i 
cy): the General Board of Church andi 
Society, the General Board of Global Min- 
istries, the General Board of Higher Edu- 
cation and Ministry, the General Board of 
Discipleship, the General Commission on 
Religion and Race, the CJeneral Commis- 
sion on the Status and Role of Women, and 
the General Commission on Christian 
Unity and Interreligious Concerns. 
All youth elected to the Steering Commit- 
tee shall be entering into the eleventh 
grade or under at the time of their elec- 
tion. If not in school, their age shall be 
sixteen or younger at the time of their 
election. 

2. Election— 

a) Each jurisdiction shall elect two youth 
and one adult worker with youth to the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee at the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly. At least one of the youth 
shall be a member of one of the four 
racial/ethnic minority groups. If all of 
the four recognized racial/ethnic mi- 
nority groups are not represented, the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
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sons so that all four groups are repre- 
sented on the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee. If no 
racial/ethnic minority group adult is 
elected to the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee, the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Legislative Assembly shall elect a ra- 
cial/ethnic minority adult to be a Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee member. Ten 
youth (two from each jurisdiction, at 
least one of whom must be a racial/eth- 
nic minority group member) shall be 
elected in the alternate years at the 
Jurisdictional Youth Ministry Convo- 
cation (f 632). If all four racial/ethnic 
minority groups are not represented, 
the National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Steering Committee shall elect 
persons so that all four groups are re- 
presented on the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee, 
b) Any vacancy that occurs due to an 
unfulfilled term shall be filled as fol- 
lows: (1) the jurisdictional convocation 
shall determine the definition of vacan- 
cy and the process for filling jurisdic- 
tional vacancies. (2) The National 
Youth Ministry Organization Steering 
Conunittee shall fill vacancies to main- 
tain racial/ethnic minority representa- 
tion as required by H 1307. 2a. (3) Youth 
shall be elected to fill youth vacancies 
and adult shaU be elected to fill vacan- 
cies in adult positions. 

3. Term — The term for National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee 
members (with the exception of general 
agency representatives) shall be two 
years. 

a) Members cannot serve two consecutive 
terms. 

b) Members shall begin their term imme- 
diately upon adjournment of the juris- 
dictional convocation or National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly at which they were 
elected, and shall conclude upon the 
adjournment of the next respective 
jurisdictional convocation or National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly. 

c) The term for agency representatives 
begins immediately following the orga- 
nizational meeting of their respective 
agency and concludes at the end of the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee meeting following 
the next General Conference. 

4. Responsibilities — The National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Conunit- 



tee shall be responsible: 

a) To administer the national portion of 
the Youth Service Fiuid, including the 
selection of the national projects. It 
shall fulfill this responsibility accord- 
ing to the criteria set by the National 
Youth Ministry Organization Legisla- 
tive Assembly. 

b) To promote Youth Service Fund edu- 
cation throughout The United Method- 
ist Church in cooperation with the An- 
nual Conference Councils on Youth 
Ministry (f 742.3h). 

c) To develop comprehensive agenda 
concerns for each National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Legislative Assem- 
bly, via a thorough and intentional 
survey of each CCYM, providing an 
outlet for local churches to voice spe- 
cific concerns for the National Youth 
Ministry Organization and The United 
Methodist Church. 

d) To plan the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Convocation and make 
arrangements for The National Youth 
Ministry Organization Legislative As- 
sembly. 

e) To convene the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Legislative Assem- 
bly and to implement its decisions. 

f) To recommend action goals and issues 
to the National Youth Ministry Organi- 
zation Legislative Assembly. 

g) To advocate youth concerns and par- 
ticipation in the church at all levels: 
general, jurisdictional, conference, 
district, and local. 

h) To call together, when necessary, 
groups of concerned youth to study 
and recommend action on vital issues. 

i) To encourage participation of youth in 
appropriate denominational and inter- 
religious enterprises and deUberations. 

j) To recommend youth to nominating 
committees of general agencies, consid- 
ering suggestions from Annual Confer- 
ence Councils on Youth Ministry (H 742) 
and other appropriate youth organiza- 
tions. 

k) To conuniuiicate the work of the Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization to 
the General Board of Discipleship for 
its information and response. 

Petition Number 1049-DI-1300D; SCNY. 

Add a new paragraph: 

H 1300. Staff— The National Youth Ministry 
Organization shall have an executive director. 
1. The responsibilities of the executive 
director shall be: 



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a) To provide managerial oversight of 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
and staff; 

b) To implement the decisions of National 
Youth Ministry Organization. 

c) To communicate the concerns of youth 
to the general boards and agencies. 

d) To interpret the actions of National 
Youth Ministry Organization to The 
United Methodist Church. 

2. Administrative staff persons shall be no- 
minated by the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee and 
elected by the General Council on Minis- 
tries. 

3. The National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Steering Committee shall also deter- 
mine the need for additional staff. The 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee shall also determine 
the responsibilities of the additional staff 
member(s). 

4. In all meetings of the National Youth Min- 
istries Organization Steering Committee, 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Convocation and National Youth Ministry 
Organization Caucus, the staff shall have 
the right of voice without vote. 

5. The General Council on Ministries, in 
consultation with the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Commit- 
tee, shall provide access to office space 
and support service to the staff of Nation- 
al Youth Ministry Organization. The staff 
shall be governed by the personnel poli- 
cies and guidelines of the Committee on 
Personnel Policies and Practices 
(T 905.4d) and the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee. 



Petition Number: 557-DI-1300D: NYMO. 

Add new paragraph: 

Staff. — The National Youth Ministry Organi- 
zation shall have an executive director. 

1. The responsibilities of the executive 
director shall be: 

a) To provide managerial oversight of the 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
and staff; 

b) To implement the decisions of the Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization. 

c) To communicate the concerns of youth 
to the general agencies. 

d) To interpret the actions of the National 
Youth Ministry Organization to The 
United Methodist Church. 

2. Administrative staff persons shall be no- 
minated by the National Youth Ministry 
Organization Steering Committee and 



elected by the General Board of Disciple- 
ship. 

3. The National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion Steering Committee shall also deter- 
mine the need for additional staff. The 
National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee shall also determine 
the responsibilities of the additional staff 
member(s). 

4. In all meetings of the National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee, 
National Youth Ministry Organization . 
Convocation, and National Youth Min- ' 
istry Organization Legislative Assembly 
the staff shall have the right of voice with- 
out vote. 

5. The General Board of Discipleship, in 
consultation with the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Commit- 
tee, shall provide access to office space 
and support service to the staff of the 
National Youth Ministry Organization. 
The staff shall be governed by the person-- 
nel policies and guidelines of the Commit- 
tee on Personnel PoUcies and Practices 
C 905.4cO and the National Youth Ministry i 
Organization Steering Committee. ' 

Petition Number: 558-DI-1300D; NYMO, SONY. 

Add a new paragraph: 

Youth Service Fund. — There shall be a Youth 
Service Fund which shall be a means of stew^ 
ardship education and mission support of 
youth within The United Methodist Church. As 
a part of its cultivation the youth shall have 
been challenged to assume their financial re- 
sponsibilities in connection with the total pro- 
gram and budget of the church of which they 
are members. Local church treasurers shall i 
send the full amount of Youth Service Fund ' 
offerings to the treasurer of the Annual Con- 
ference, who shall retain 70 percent of the 
amount for the Annual Conference Council on 
Youth Ministry. The Annual Conference Trea- 
surer shall send monthly the remaining 30 
percent to the treasurer of the General CouncD 
on Finance and Administration to be forward- 
ed to the National Youth Ministry Organiza- i 
tion. All other Youth Service Fund money 
raised in the Annual Conference shall be di- 
vided in the same manner and distributed in 
the same way. 



Petition Number: 559-DI-1300D; NYMO, SONY. 

Add a new paragraph: 



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Project Selection. — The National Youth Min- 
istry Organization Steering Committee shall 
constitute a Project Review Committee to ad- 



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vise the National Youth Ministry Organization 
Steering Committee in the selection of projects. 
The Project Review Committee shall be com- 
posed of five youth from the National Youth 
Ministry Organization Steering Committee 
and two adults who are members of The United 
Methodist Chxirch but not members of the Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization Steering 
Committee or related to any general agency. 
The projects shall be chosen according to the 
policies and criteria established by the Na- 
tional Youth Ministry Organization Legislative 
Assembly. 

Petition Number: 560-DM300D$; NYMO, SCNY. 

Add a new paragraph: 

National Youth Ministry Organization Fund- 
ing. — The National Youth Ministry Organiza- 
tion shall be responsible for administering its 
own budget. The operating funds shall be 
derived from two main sources: General 
Church Funds and the national portion of the 
Youth Service Fund. A minimum of 80 percent 
of the national portion of the Youth Service 
Fund shall be used for projects. 



H 1401. Petition Number: 586-GM-1401D; GBGM. 

Add to H 1401: 



Petition Number: 887-GM-1401; NMX. 

Amend f 1401: 

. . . total mission of the Church, as set forth in 
Part IV, Paragraphs 101-111 of the 1984 Book 
of Discipline. It is a missional instrument .... 



H 1400. Petition Number: 144-GM-1400D;DET,HOL,SGA.SIL& local churches and 
individuals. 

Add a new paragraph following H 1401: 

Purpose. — The purpose of the board shall be: 
1. To proclaim to the world, by word and deed, 
the self-revelation of God in Jesus Christ and 
the offer of forgiveness of sin made possible by 
Christ's sacrifice on the cross. 2. To persuade 
persons to respond to Christ's love by personal 
repentance and coming to faith by which they 
may find newness of Ufe in righteous, loving 
relationships with God and human beings. 
3. To organize new believers into churches that 
will feed the spirit and renew the mind, and 
teach believers the moral and social implica- 
tions of their faith. 4. To strengthen existing 
Methodist churches, equipping them to better 
fulfill the mission of Christ. 5. To alleviate the 
suffering of all persons. 



The church in mission is a sign of God's 
presence in the world. By the authority of God 
and the power of the Holy Spirit, the church. 

1. Joins God's mission to reclaim, restore 
and redeem the life of all creation to its 
divine intention. 

2. Confesses by word and deed the redeem- 
ing activity of God in Christ among the 
whole human family. 

3. Seeks to embody and reaUze the potential 
of new life in Christ among all hiunan 
beings. 

4. Looks forward in faith and hope for the 
fulfillment of God's reign and the comple- 
tion of God's mission. 



Petition Number: 143-GM-1401D;DET,HOL,SGA,S1L& local churches and 
individuals. 

Amend H 1401: 

There shall be a General Board of Global 
Ministries hereinafter referred to as "the board," 

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Or DllC uOuul lillSSiOii Or LUC OXiUrCfl. xt lo d IllloolUIlal 

instrument of The United Methodist Church, its 
Annual Conferences, Missionary Conferences, and 
local congregations in the context of a global set- 
ting. 



Petition Number: 888-GM-1400D; NMX. 

Insert new paragraph to follow K 1401: 

Because the Board is one missional instru- 
ment among several on the General Church 
level, care must be taken that the energy and 
resoures of the various Boards and Agencies 
not be duplicated and that the tone, emphasis, 
and mode of operation of each Board and 
Agency be distinct. It is given to the Board to 
fulfill its responsibilities through non-contro- 
versial means, having in all things a tone of 
peace rather than that of aggression. When, in 
fulfilling its responsibilities, aggressive and 
controversial action is apparently necessary to 
resolve a particular concern related to the total 
mission of the church, the Board shall refer 
this concern to the Board of Church and So- 
ciety or another appropriate Board or Agency 
within the United Methodist Church to be 
acted upon, thereby fulfilling the Board's mis- 
sional responsibility. 



II 1402. Petition Number: 830-GM-1402D; GCSW 

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. . . persons of differing colors, custom, emd cul- 
ture, and lifestyle, and to. . . . 

Petition Number: 1050-GM-1402D; ACST. 

Add a new sub-paragraph to H 1402: 

To participate in the Joint Committee on 
Stewardship to the end that denominational 
efforts will be coordinated, giving by United 
Methodists will be increased, and that tithing 
will be affirmed as the United Methodist stan- 
dard of personal giving. 

H 1403. Petition Number: 587-GM-1403D; GBGM. 

Delete word colleague in H 1403.2 and 1403.3 

H 1410. Petition Number: 145-GM-UlOD; SGA. 

Add a new subparagraph following H 1410.2: 

3. At least two active, fully salaried mis- 
sionaries, U.S. based or non-U.S. based, shall 
be maintained for every one non-missionary 
staff person. All persons working at Board 
offices in New York or U.S. field offices shall be 
considered non-missionary personnel. This 
ratio shall be in place by December 1, 1990. 

H 1411. Petition Number: 146-GM-1411D; SGA & local churches. 

Add a new subparagraph to II 1411.2: 

Of the total funds annually expended by the 
Board and its divisions and departments, no 
more than 20 percent shall be expended on the 
following: 

Salaries, benefits and expenses for executive 
and support staff assigned at the Board's head- 
quarters and U.S. field offices; rent, mainte- 
nance, utilities, telephone, office supplies for 
the Board's Offices; printing for material not 
sent to the field; equipment for the Board's 
offices; data processing (including software 
purchase and upkeep); processing of funds 
sent to the Board; staff and Board director 
travel; legal, consulting, audit, and investment 
fees; interest expense; meetings of the Board 
and its various units; insurance; promotional 
and informational materials not for resale; un- 
reimbursed costs of education events for Unit- 
ed Methodists and others. 

H 1413. Petition Number: 588-GM-1413D; GBGM. 

Amend *! 1413: 

. . . through mission and ministries in the Unit- 
ed States, Puerto Rico, ecttd the Virgin Islandsr, and 
U.S. Trust Territories. . . . 

This faith directs the development of national 
mission strategies and programv Thcoc require the 



to include develepHieRt developing and 
strengthening e( congregations as centers of Chris- 
tian mission, emd the creation creating ef minis- 
tries of compassion te with persons and groups who 
suffer in body and spirit, assigning personnel, 
responding to the efforts of people for self-de- 
termination, and to affect changing social pat- 
terns which cause and continue s uch suffering. '. 

H 1414. Petition Number: 589-GM-1414D; GBGM. 

Amend f 1414 as follows: 

Responsibilities. — It ohall be the i 
The National Division shall: 

1. Te Develop, administer, and supervise. 

2. Te Identify and analyze national mission con-- 
cems fey through employing research and plan-- 
ning mothodo . 

3. Te Advocate fep justice and human dignity: 
related to the. . . . 

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mcnt by Assisting congregations, cooperative 
parishes, transitional community parishes: 
church-related institutional ministries, districts 
Annual Conferences, and other units of the Church 
in planning and research processesT, experimenta 
and creative ministries;, long term financing anc 
grantsf, architectural servicesf, fundraising ef 
fortst, houoing con G ultation s ; and disaster re- 
sponsej. afid leader s hip ier program dovolopmcnt 
€Hi4 skill training. . 

5. ?e Enable, encourage, and support the mis 
sional outreach of the Church in local communities 
through the development of new or aad existing 
ethnic and language ministries, congregations 
community centers, health, education, and socia 
welfare ministries in urban, suburban, and rura 
settings^ - and programs te for enlisting and train 
ing leadership committed to globally conscious 
ness and mission.€klly committed loader s . 

6. Te Develop strategies for church and communi 
ty development^ including grants, loans, and tech 
nical assistancey that address particular needs o 
women, children, and older adults^ includinf 
self-determination efforts pertaining to am 
other social needs arising from concerns about fo: 
ethnic and cultural pluralism, economic and sexua 
exploitation, and political/racial oppression. 

Insert new sub-paragraph: 

Facihtate and coordinate the program n 
tionships of other program agencies of th 
United Methodist Church with institutions rt 
lated to the National Division, including coir 
munity centers, residences, health-care ager 
cies, child care agencies, schools, and othe 
educational agencies. 

Amend H 1414.7 to read: 



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?7 8. Te Develop, administer, supervise, and eval- 
uate other units of the General Board of Global 
Ministries, and the Annual Conferences. 

Sr 9. Te Provide counsel and assistance in the 
coordination fef of local and national mission strat- 
egy ef for institutions related to the National 
Division. . . . 

9t 10. To incorporate Maintain the United Meth- 
odist Development Fund which ohall maintain a 
fund for the purpose of making first mortgage loans 
to United Methodist churches, districts, city so- 
cieties, district unions, or Annual Conference 
church extension agencies for the purchase, 
construction, expansion, enA or major improve- 
ment ef to churches, parsonages, and or mission 
buildings. The United Methodist Development 
Fund shall operate under policies set by the Na- 
tional Division, and the National Division shall be 
responsible for the supervision and administration 
of the United Methodist Development Fund. 

i#7 11. Te Maintain relationships and fulfill 
responsibilities with Missions, Missionary Confer- 
ences, and Provisional Annual Conferences in 
accordance with Disciplinary provisions; te estab- 
lish missional structures that assist Annual Con- 
ferences, districts, and local churches working 
together cooperatively and strategically; and te 
work with special regional or national agencies or 
organizations, ouch £is including the Appalachian 
Development Committee and the Southwest Border 
Committee, to further the national mission strate- 
gy of the Church. 

iiv 12. Te Work cooperatively with agencies of 
the Church, other denominations, and both ecu- 
menical and secular coalitions. 

i3. 13. To relate te Work with the Parish and 
Community Development Committee or its equiva- 
lent committee of in an Annual Conference by 
providing resources te their oubcommittoco on the 
initiation and development of programs with agen- 
cies related to the National Division, church and 
community ministry, congregational development, 
town and country ministries, urban ministries, 
agoncico, and other concern s , ministries. 

4^ 14. Te Work with the General Board of Disci- 
pleship for the extension of the Church. To this end 
there shall be a Joint Committee on Congregational 
Development, with equal representation of mem- 
bers from the National Division and the General 
Board of Discipleship, which shall meet at least 
annually to expedite cooperation between these two 
boards in the field of congregational development, 
ef both including new missional congregations as 
wen BB and the redevelopment of existing congre- 
gations. 

1415. Petition Number: 590-GM-1415D; GBGM. 

Amend H 1415: 

l.e) M Ddonation aid, loan funds, and endow- 
ments contributed and established for the work of 



church extension^; except s uch £is wtay be i 

tcrcd fey the Juriodictional emd Annual Confer 

cncco; 

3. Represent within the United Methodist 
Church and Pprovide financial support and con- 
sultative servies. . . 

6. Conduct research and provide distribute in- 
formation te which will assist congregational de- 
velopment, cooperative parishes, districts, confer- 
ences, and other units of The United Methodist 
Church in the identification ef the identifying 
mission opportunities and the otructurcB end pFo- 

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responses. 

T.a) line six delete: 

. . . recommended that the structure be ee organ- 
ized as to include. . . 



7c): 



c) The purpose of such a structure shall be to 
promote and coordinate the work of the Church 
(f 016 201-204) in town and country or metropoli- 
tan areas. It may:. . . . 

% 1418. Petition Number: 591-GM-1418D; GBGM. 

Amend II 1418: 

1 . There shall be in The United Methodist Church 
the office of deaconess and office ef home miooion 
ary. 

Persons who have been commissioned to the 
office of home missionary and who are contin- 
uing in that office shall be so recognized. 

The purpose of these offices of deaconess shall 
be to express representatively the love and concern 
of the believing community for the needs in the 
world, and enable, through education and involve- 
ment, te enable the full ministry and mission of the 
people of God. Deaconesses and home misoionarica 
function through diverse forms of service. . . . 

2. Deaconesses and home miooionarioo are per- 
sons who have been led by the Holy Spirit to devote 
their lives to Christlike service under the authority 
of the Church. They are approved by the General 
Board of Global Ministries upon recommendation of 
the Committee eR Pcroonncl in Miooion Mission 
Personnel Resources Department and the Na- 
tional Division. They are commissioned by a bishop 
at a session of the General Board of Global Minis- 

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They shall have a continuing relationship with the 
National Divioion ef the board through the Com 

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Deaconesses are available for service with any 
agency or program of The United Methodist 

United States through the World Divioion. Both 
deaconesses and home missionaries may also serve 
in other than United Methodist Church agencies or 
programs provided that approval be given by the 
National Division upon rocommondation ef the 
Committee or Deaconc GG £Hid Home Miooionory 
Service in consultation with the bishop of the re- 
ceiving area. 

Amend H 1418.3 to read: 

3. Full-time service shall fee is the norm for the 
ministry of deaconesses and homo miooionarics. 
Full time oorvice ahall meaning that the person's 
entire vocational time is devoted to work of min- 
istry in the field of labor to which one is appointed 
by the bishop. 

b> a) The program office ^ doaconcoo and homo 
miooionory oorvice shall processes appointments 
for deaconesses in consultation with the bishop of 
the area, in accordance with the policies and proce- 

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of the National Division. 

b) The appointment shall be reviewed fey the 
Cabinet, fixed by the bishop (H 515.5) at the session 
of Annual Conference, and printed in the list of 
appointments in the Annual Conference journal. 

c) The Annual Conference Secretary shall: 

1) Keep a record of all persons in the Annual 
Conference who have been commissioned to 
the Office of Deaconess or the Office of Home 
Missionary. 

2) Publish annually in the Annual Confer- 
ence journal the list of appointments of dea- 
conesses and home missionaries. 

Amend: 

4. A ©deaconesses a«4 home miooionarioo shall 
hold church membership in a local church within 
the conference where her ef his appointment is 
located^ and shall be a voting members of the 
Charge Conference of that church. 

5. Deaconesses etud lay^ home miooionarico shall 
be seated at the sessions of the Annual Conference 
with voice, ohall fee eligible te serve en boardo, 

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tional Confcrcncco as lay dologatcG. 

6. A deaconess eF a lay home miooionarj' may 
become a member. . . . 

7. Deaconesses e«d home miooionaricG shall be 
subject to the administrative authority of the pro- 
gram or agency to which they are appointed. In 
matters of their assignment appointment they 
ohall fee finally are subject to the authority of the 
General Board of Global Ministries through the 



H 1419. 



Committee g» Dcaconcoo £Hid Home 
Service ef the National Division and ohall, there - 
fore, enter kite ne may not contract for service 
which would nullify this authority. 

8. Each deaconess enad homo miooionar>' shall 
enroll in a pension plan. The rights of any deaconess 
or home missionary in any prior or existing agree- 
ment or pension plan shall be fully protected. 

9. A deaconess er home miooionary shall relin 
quish the commissioned relationship: 

a) When no longer available for appointment 
as a deaconess ef home miooionary of The 
United Methodist Church, or 

b) when not eligible for appointment as deter 
mined by the National Division. 

10. Persons who have relinquished the com 
missioned relationship may be reinstated on tht 
joint recommendation of the Committee ea ©efr 
concoo and Homo Miooionary Service National! 
Division and the Mission Personnel Resourcef. 
Department with approval of the National ©ivi 
sioH ef the General Board of Global Ministries. 

Petition Number: 592-GM-1419D; GBGM. 

Amend H 1419: | 

1. There shall be a Committee on Deaconess aar 
Homo Miooionary Service, which shall be advisor 
to the General Board of Global Ministries througl 
the National Division, and ohall make rccommon 
dationo te the board. 

2. The Committee on Deaconess asd Home Mia 
oionary Service shall be composed of one bishop wh( 
is a member of the General Board of Global Minis 

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full committee the 
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esses and two active home missionaries select 
ed by national vote of the active deaconesse: 
and home missionaries; two Directors of the Na 
tional Division cho s en fey the National Divioion am 
ese two Directors of the Women's Division chose) 
by the Womon'o respective Divisions, at least om 
of whom shall also be a director of the Missioi 
Personnel Resources Department, those te fe 
ooloctcd ift conoultation with the Committee « 

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Department; and the deputy general secretary € 
the National Divioion. The committee may co o p 

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secretary of the Office ef Dcaconcoo €bRd He» 
Miooionary Service (f 1 4 21) s hall fee a mcmbc 
without a vote. 

3. There shall be an executive committee an^ 
other committees as necessary for canying out th 



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duties of the Committee on Deaconess end Homo 
Miooionary Service. 

4. The work of the Committee shall be carried out 
in accordance with the bylaws as approved by the 
National Division of the General Board of Global 
Ministries. 

Delete H 1419.5. 

1420. Petition Number: 593-GM-1420D; GBGM. 

Delete 11 1420. 

1421. Petition Number: 594-GM-1421D: GBGM 

Replace f 1421 with the following: 

The Deaconess Program Office. — 
There shall be a program office for deacon- 
esses to represent the deaconess relationship 
on a national level and to maintain the corps of 
professionally competent persons who are 
committed to service under authority of the 
Church. 

1. For purposes of administration, all provi- 
sions for the office of deaconess shall apply to 
persons continuing in the office of home mis- 
sionary. 

2. The General Board of Global Ministries 
shall assign the administration of the program 
office to the National Division or such other 
division or department as it may determine 
(H 1403.1b). The executive secretary of the pro- 
gram office shall be a deaconess. 

3. There may be a national organization of 
deaconesses which shall operate according to 
policies approved by the National Division. 

1431. Petition Number: 416-GM-1431D; GCRR. 

Add to H 1431.1: 

... as it relates to areas outside the United 
StatesT and sovereign Indian nations within the 
United States. 

1 .432. Petition Number: 417-GM-1432D; GCRR. 

Add to f 1432.1: 

. . . and ecumenical bodies in nations other than 
the United Statesv and sovereign Indian nations 
within the United States. 



438. Petition Number: 595-GM-1438D; GBGM. 

Amend f 1438: 

. . . shall do so through by pursuing a working 
agreement negotiated cither with the church or 
churches already in the area or with a united 
mission organization or with ecumenical bodies 



related to the area, ©nly Wwhere nene ef these 
approaches ie poooiblc ohould are not available 
the World Division may participate in the forma- 
tion of a new United Methodist denominational 
structure, 

II 1443. Petition Number: 278-GM-1443D; NAK. 

Retain 111443. 

Petition Number: 596-GM-1443D; GBGM. 

Delete H 1443. 

H 1449. Petition Number: 597-GM-1449D; GBGM. 

Delete 11 1449. 

Petition Number: 274-GM-1449D; NAK. 

Amend 11 1449: 

National A o oociation ef Health and Welfare 
Miniotrico. — There may be organized a United 
Mothodiot Aooociation ef Health emd Welfare Mm- 
iotrioo, which ohall be incorporated and have its 
ewft Gonotitution a«d bylawo. 

The United Methodist Association of Health 
and Welfare Ministries.— The United Method- 
ist Association of Health and Welfare Minis- 
tries, an affiliate group, is incorporated with its 
own constitution and bylaws. It is not owned or 
controlled by the General Board of Global 
Ministries or its divisions or departments. 

H 1456. Petition Number: 598-GM-1456D; GBGM. 

Amend II 1456: 

4. To recruit and select persons for missionary 
and deaconess service, and to cooperate with per- 
sonnel-assigning deploying divisions in orienta- 
tion, training, and evaluation of personnel and in 
the staffing of mission agencies. 

9. To cooperate share information with the 
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in 
matters related to Crusade Scholarships granted 
and the preparation of persons to participate in the 
representative and commissioned ministries of the 
Church. 

H 1461. Petition Number: 599-GM-1461D; GBGM. 

Amend H 1461.4: 

To assist in rehabilitation aftd rcoottlemcnt ef 
ministries with refugees, including resettle- 
ment, and to work cooperatively with each Annual 
Conference's Refugee Resettlement Committee, if 
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H 1466. Petition Number: 600-GM-1466D; GBGM. 

Amend H 1466: 

1. UMCOR, in consultation with conference di- 
saster response coordinators, bishops, and district 
superintendents, shall identify specific locations 
where local church property and church-related 
properties have suffered damage. 

2. This information shall be relayed to the Na- 
tional Division, which shall contact the conference 
disaster response coordinator to arrange an onsite 
visit to evaluate damages and initiate an ongoing 
consultative process. 

H 1504. Petition Number: 831-HE-1504D: GBHM. 

Amend H 1504: 

. . . general oversight and care for campus min- 
istries and institutions of higher education, in- 
cluding schools, colleges, universities, and theologi- 
cal schools Qominarioo . 

H 1505. Petition Number: 418-HE-1505D; GCRR. 

Insert new subparagraph between 1 1505.2 and 
H 1505.3: 

To ensure that the board's programs and 
policies address the needs and concerns for 
ministry with racial and ethnic minority per- 
sons. 

And amend H 1505.4: 

4. To study needs and resources for representa- 
tive ministries, ordained and diaconal, including 
identification of new and valid types of ministry. .; 

And 1 1505.8: 

8. To recruit, endorse, and provide genered over- 
sight of United Methodist ministers, including 
persons who speak languages other than En- 
glish, who desire .... 

And H 1505.20: 

20. To provide ministerial courses of study for 
orderly entrance into ministryr which also meet 
language needs. 



Petition Number: 832-HE-1505D; GBHM. 

Amend H 1505.6: 

. . . training, and placement of persons in the 
professional church-related ministries ef the 
Church . 

and I 1505.7: 



7. . . . persons in professional church-related 
ministries with their professional growth and 
development career planning . 

and H 1505.8: 

. . . ministers who desire to serve as civilian and 
federal chaplainsr in specialized institutional 
ministry settings in both private and govern- 
mental sectors. 



Petition Number: 833-HE-1505D; GCRR. 

Amend II 1505.8: 

To recruit, endorse, and provide general over- 
sight of United Methodist ministers, includingi' 
persons who speak languages other than Em 
glish, who desire to serve as civilian and federa 
chaplains. 



Petition Number 834-HE-1S05D; GBHM. 



Amend H 1505.9: 



To represent the United Methodist Churcl 

in, and Te provide liaison with United Methodisi 
ministers certified by such agoncioo as the Amcri 

^le Aoooeiation fef Clinical Paotoral Educatio! 
(ACPE). professional certifying £ind accredit 
ing organizations related to ministry in spe 
cialized settings. 

Move f 1505.24 to follow H 1505.9. 

Move H 1505.26, 27 to follow H 1505.24. 

Amend t 1505.15: 

To monitor and interact with public higher edi 
cation in terms of its reflection on ef the wholenes 
of persons and the meaning of lifer , and to stud 
and inform constituencies of public polic 
issues related to higher education, both indt 
pendent and public. 



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Amend H 1505.17: 

To evaluate United Methodist higher educatio 
and professional church-related ministries wil 
concern for the quality of their performance andtl 
integrity of their mission. 

Amend H 1505.19: 

To analyze needs of those in church-relate 
ministries for continuing education, including a 
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Petition Number; 835-HE-1505D; GCRR 

Amend H 1505.20: 

To provide ministerial courses of study for order- 
ly entrance into ministryr which also meet lan- 
guage needs. 

Petition Number 836-HE-150SD; GBHM. 

Amend H 1505.21: 

To provide for a continuing discussion of the 
theological bases for professional church-related 
ministries and higher education. 

Amend f 1505.22: 

To provide such services as will create a climate 
of acceptance and empowerment for education and 
the professional church-related ministries, and to 
be alert to the necessity of advocacy in behalf of 
these professional ministries in questions of equity 
and justice. 

Amend 11 1505.23: 

To provide coimsel, guidance, and assistance to 
professional associations and fellowships related to 
diaconal and other special church-related minis- 
tries. 

Amend H 1505.25: 

To interpret, promote, and administer the loan 
and scholarship programs of the board, and to 
cooperate with the General Board of Global 
Ministries in matters related to the Crusade 
Scholarship program. (II 1456.9) 

Amend f 1505.26: 

To develop and provide services directed to en- 
listment for specialized church-related minis- 
tries, professional growth and development, 
career planning, and counseling. 

Amend H 1505.27: 

To offer personnel and placement assistance for 
persons involved in professional church-related 
ministries. 

Petition Number; 1051-HE-1505D; ACST. 

Add a new sub-paragraph to 1 1505: 

To participate in the Joint Committee on 
Stewardship to the end that denominational 
efforts will be coordinated, giving by United 
Methodists will be increased, and that tithing 
will be affirmed as the United Methodist stan- 
dard of personal giving. 



H 1506. Petition Number; 837-HE-1S06D; GBHM. 

Add new sub-paragraph after H 1506.8: 

To provide resources and technical assist- 
ance in higher education throughout the world 
in collaboration with the churches involved. 

H 1516. Petition Number: 838-HE-1S16D: GBHM. 

Move H 1516.2d) to become K 1506.10. 

H 1508. Petition Number: 839-HE-1508D; GBHM. 

Amend H 1508.2: 

. . . maintain the following offices: €t) Vocation 
aad Carcor/Lifc Planning, (b) (a) InterpretatiouT 
£md (e) (b) Loans and Scholarships. 

H 1509. Petition Number: 840-HE-1509D; GBHM. 

Amend f 1509.1: 

Funds received by the board for the divisions 
from the Ministerial Education Fund shall be re- 
stricted . . . development of its their programs of 
enlistment, basic professional degree programs, 
and continuing education (in accordance with 
f 930.3a 921.2a) and b). 

111511. Petition Number 841-HE-lSllD; GBHM. 

Amend f 1511.1: 

. . . chaplaincy in the armed forces. Veterans 
Administration, industry, correctional inotitu 
tiono , health-care fields, patsoral counseling, 
correctional institutions, industry, community 
service organizations . . . 

and H 1511.2.a): 

. . . shall recruit persons for ministry in the above 
categories through contacts in collogo, ocminary, 
peet graduate, undergraduate and graduate 
schools including theological schools, national 
professional societies .... 

Petition Number 419-HE-1511D; GCRK. 

Amend f 1511.2a): 

2. Duties. — a) Recruitment. — The division, in co- 
operation with other units of the CJeneral Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry, other agencies of 
the church, and the Annual Conferences, shall 
recruit .... 

And amend H 1511.26): 

b) Interpretation. — The division is charged with 
the responsibility to interpret to the church at large 
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And add a new sentence at end of H 1511.3: 

These shall take into account the language 
and cultural needs of the persons involved. 

Petition Number: 842-HE-1511D; GBHM. 

Amend H 1511.2.6): 

. . . adequately trained clergy to staff hoBpitalo, 
health care settings, homes, corrootiona, correc- 
tional settings, industry, the armed forces, and 
counseling centers. The division will also inter- 
pret to its constituents the ongoing concerns of 
the denomination. 

and H 1511.2.C): 

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Annual Conforcncc. Specific requirements of vari- 
ous ministriesT requiring professional certificationi 
shall be met prior to endorsement and appointment. 
When dictated by unique circumstances, pro- 
visional endorsement may be granted by the 
Endorsing Committee for appointment pur- 
poses. Provisional endorsement is a temporary 
status that impUes verifiable, ongoing move- 
ment towards full endorsement, and must be 
authorized annually by the Endorsing Com- 
mittee. 

and f 1511.2./): 

. . . giving attention to the needs for continuing 
education and ongoing spiritual formation for 

those under endorsement. 

and f 1511.3: 

. . . and providing a continuing ministry^ that 
includes such activities as: retreats, confirmation 
classes, and other pastoral functions. Basic to aU 
such ministry will be cooperation with and 
involvement in the life of the local United Meth- 
odist community and existing ecumenical and 
interreligious programs. 

Petition Number: 843-HE-1511D: GCRR. 

Add at end of H 1511.3: 

These shall take into account the language 
and cultural needs of the persons involved. 

H 1512. Petition Numben 844-HE-1512D; GBHM. 

Amend f 1512: 

The division is authorized to receive ouch share ef 
the World Communion offering as may fee deter 
mined fey the General Conforonco aad such World 



Service funds as may be allocated fey the board, foi 
the support of its responsibilities. Aloo, the The 
division shall also receive and distribute othei 
funds .... 

f 1513. Petition Number: 420-HE-1513D; GCRR. 

Add to the last sentence in t 1513.1: 

The Church continues . . . without respect to sex 
race, creed, Ifinguage, or national origin. 

Petition Number 845-HE-1513D; GBHM. 

Amend H 1513.4a): 

To determine the nature of the United Methodisi 
mission in and fer through its elementary, sec< 
ondary, and higher education educational insti: 
tutions and campus ministries. 

Amend H 1513.46): 

To develop policy that enables The United Meth 
odist Chiu-ch to engage effectively in higher educa 
tion throughout the world. 

Amend H 1513.4d): 

... to deepen, enrich, and mature the Christiar 
faith of college and university students, faculty 
and staff aaea aftd women through .... 

Amend 1i 1513.4/): 

To foster within educational institutions the 
highest educational standards, effective pro 
grams of church relationship, the soimdest busi 
ness practices. . . 

Add new sub-paragraphs to 1! 1513.4: 

To relate to professional organizations o 
higher education and campus ministry on be 
half of The United Methodist Church. 

To enable the Division's constituencies U 
develop an interest in and response to public 
policies bearing on higher education, both in 
dependent and public. 

To provide resources and suggest guideline: 
for Annual Conference Boards of Higher Edu 
cation and Campus Ministry. 

H 1514. Petition Number 846-HE-1514D; GBHM. 

Amend H 1514: 

. . . educational institutions and the campu 
ministry. (For Annual Conference Boards eea 
mittcco see 11 731.2) 

Amend H 1514.1.6): 



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. . . the life and character of students, faculty, 
and staff, and to the place the institutions and 
campus ministry .... 

Petition Number 421-HE-1514D; GCRR 

Add a new subparagraph at end of H 1514.4: 

The division shall develop policies and 
guidelines for Annual Conference Boards of 
Ordained Ministry that will recognize and em- 
power Native American pastoral leadership 
which emerges from and is affirmed by a Na- 
tive American community. 

1515. PeUtion Number 847-HE-lSlSD; GBHM. 

Amend H 1515: 

. . . support of United Methodist educational in- 
stitutions, afid campus ministry units, and An- 
nual Conference Boards of Higher Education 
and Campus Ministry in matters of . . . 

Replace H 1515.2.6): 

Study the trends in programming and fund- 
ing in campus ministry; review reports from 
conference agencies and local units; and inter- 
pret these findings to the constituency as ap- 
propriate. 

Add to f 1515.2c): 

... to provide counsel and support to con- 
ference boards and agencies in reviewing, 
evaluating and strengthening existing and 
proposed local and regional ecumenical cove- 
nants for campus ministry; and to ensure that 
ecumenical covenants and procedures for 
these units are on file with the Annual Confer- 
ence Boards of Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry. 

Amend H 1515.2e): 

Provide for representation and participation, as 
deemed necessary, with other national ecumeni- 
cal campus ministry agencies m ouch agoncioo as 

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Amend 1 1515.3^): 

Design and organize the promotion of United 
Methodist Student Day Student Recognition Day 
to recognize United Methodist students in higher 
education. 

Petition Number 275-HE-1515D; HOL. 

Add to 1 1515.3g): 



Student Recognition Day shall be observed 
on the last Sunday in December without an 
offering. 

K 1516. Petition Number 848-HE-1516D; GBHM. 

Delete in H 1516.1: 

. . . means by which it can be continuously sup- 
portedj and renewedy €kRd rooyclod . 

Amend H 1516.3a): 

. . . The division shall study all appropriate re- 
lated data and may recommend to each . . . 

Amend f 1516.3c): 

... it shall be the duty of the trustees and the 
administrators of such institutions, along with 
and the conference agency on higher education and 
the resident bishop of the conference in which 
such institution is located .... 

H 1517. Petition Number 849-HE-1S17D; GCSW. 

Insert after second sentence of f 1517.2: 

Each of the five electing bodies shall elect at 
least one woman. 



Petition Number 422-HE-1517D; GCRR 

Amend the sixth sentence in the second para- 
graph of H 1517.2: 

Care should be taken that women, minoritico 
racial and ethnic minority persons, and repre- 
sentatives from the United Methodist-related black 
colleges and graduate theological seminaries shall 
be members of the senate. 

Petition Number: 850-HE-I517D; GBHM. 

Amend H 1517.2: 

. . . The general secretary of the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry and the associate 
general secretaries of the Divisions of Higher Edu- 
cation and ef , Ordained Ministry , and Diaconal 
Ministry of that board shall serve as ex officio 
members of the senate, with voice but without 
vote. . . . 

Petition Number 851-HE-1517D; GCSW. 

Amend last sentence of t 1517.2: 

This legislation is to be effective £rt the clooo ef the 
19 8 4 General Conference immediately upon Gen- 
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f 1518. Petition Number: 852-HE-1518D; GBHM. 

Amend f 1518.3: 

. . . support will be recognized as having institu- 
tional integrity, well-structured programs, sound 
managementT and clearly defined church relation- 
ships. 

H 1520. Petition Number: 165-HE-1520D; MN. 

Add to ^ 1520.2: 

Among the criteria for evaluating graduate 
theological seminaries shall be consideration 
of theological inclusiveness within the boun- 
daries of our doctrinal standards as found in 
Part II of the Discipline. 

Petition Number: 853-HE-1520D; GBHM. 

Add new sub-paragraphs to f 1520: 

An institution which chooses to disaffiliate 
with the United Methodist church for reasons 
such as voluntarily closing or changing mis- 
sions should: a) inform the University Senate 
as soon as possible after discussions begin 
concerning disaffiliation; b) inform all appro- 
priate United Methodist judicatories; c) seek 
technical and legal assistance from the Divi- 
sion of Higher Education regarding fiduciary 
issues. 

The Senate shall publish annually, with its 
list of United Methodist-affiliated institutions, 
the names of institutions of other historic 
Methodist churches which wish to participate 
in research projects, the insurance program, 
and technical services of the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry. Such institu- 
tions shall be designated as "associate" insti- 
tutions. 

H 1526. Petition Number: 8S4-HE-1526D; GBHM. 

Delete in H 1526.12: 

Cooperate with the Christian Educators Fellow- 
ship of the United Methodist Church; the Fellow- 
ship of United Methodists in Worship, Music, and 
Other Arts; the United Mcthodiot Aooociation e( 

^^TTcrrcTT u u.t3iLi\j\j^ rrtriTTTTTTCTurcruCTrof tjtt^ \j i x.x v^ u j>*.i.i^ vn 

odiot A ss ociation of Communicatoro; the United 
Mcthodiot Aooociation ef Profcoooro ef Chriotion 

MiBoionaricB; aftd other professional associations 
and fellowships, in ways that will be supportive of 
their professional ministry careers. 

H 1529. Petition Number 855-HE-1529D; GBHM. 

Add to H 1529.8: 

and to cooperate with the Boards of Or- 



dained Ministry in (a) studying problems n 
lating to clergy morale and clergy families, an 
(b) developing resources and programs fo 
clergy and clergy families. 

Delete in % 1529.10: 

To certify the course offerings in non Unite - 
Mcthodiot seminaries ... 

Add to 11 1529.11: 

. . . shall be undertaken as training for the.' 
distinctive minority ministries. Provision fc 
evaluating the credentials and training of sue 
persons shall be undertaken in cooperatio 
with bishops and Annual Conference Boarc 
of Ordained Ministry. 

H 1531. Petition Number 1052-HE-1531D; ACST. 

Amend H 1531: 

United Methodist schools of theology . . . such i 
its educational, missional, stewardship, socia 
and other service programs . . . shall provide in i 
curriculum the courses in United Methodist hi ' 
tory, doctrine, administration and policy specifie 
in 11 423.3 and 306.3c 

Petition Number 856-HE-1531D; GBHM. 

Amend f 1531: 

. . . Each school of theology, in conoultation wit 
^ie General Board ef Higher Education and MH 
iotry , shall provide . . . (See also •" 1529.10) and i 
certified by the General Board of Higher Edi 
cation and Ministry. 

H 1500. Petition Number 423-HE-1500D; GCRR. 

Add a new paragraph at end of H 1532: 



The United Methodist schools of theolog 
shall prepare their students for ministry in a 
inclusive church and society by including i 
their curriculum courses relating to Asia; 
Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacif 
Islander cultures and experiences. The Unit* 
Methodist schools of theology shall make £ 
possible efforts to secure persons whose exp j 
riences, backgrounds, and demonstrated abl 
ties will enable them to develop the abc 
mentioned curriculums and to serve as i i 
structors of the courses. 

H 1602. Petition Number 1126-FA-1602D; GCOM. 

Amend f 1602.1: 

1. Membership. . . . additional members for tl 
purpose of bringing to the board special knowledi 



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or background, and including at least two re- 
tired lay persons sixty-five years of age or 
older if not already included in the member- 
ship, with consideration being given to representa- 
tion . . . 

1604. Petition Number. 424-FA-1604D; GCRR 

Amend the second hne of H 1604.1: 

. . . Pensions, consistent with the church's 
mandate for inclusiveness of the church and 
for racial and social justice, is authorized to 
adopt and further any and all plans, to ... . 

Petition Number: 166-FA-1604D; SWT. 

Amend H 1604.3 by deleting, in the third sen- 
tence, the words, is encouraged te and substituting 
for them the word shall, and by adding the words, 
and Book of Resolutions immediately after the 
words Social Principles; and by adding as the final 
two sentences: 

The board, as the major fiduciary agent of 
this denomination, shall carry on an active 
program of corporate and social responsibili- 
ty, in keeping with the Socied Principles and 
the Book of Resolutions. Among the tools the 
Board may use are shareholder advocacy, 
boycott, divestment, advocacy of corporate 
disinvestment for certain countries or fields of 
I business, and affirmative investment (as in 

I minority business and banks, etc.), as well as 

other appropriate strategies. 

Petition Number; 264-FA-1604D; CAP. 

Amend H 1604.3: 

. . . like capacity and familiar with such matters 
would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like 
character with like aims. 

To fulfill this goal of social responsibility, the 
board shall invest in institutions, companies, cor- 
I porations, or funds which make a positive contri- 

I bution toward the realization of the goals outlined 

] in the Social Principles and Book of Resolutions of 

' our Church, subject to other provisions of the Disci- 

pline, and with due regard to any and all special 
contracts, agreements, and laws applicable thereto. 
The board, as the major fiduciary agent of this 
denomination, shall carry on an active pro- 
gram of corporate social responsibility, in 
keeping with the Social Principles and the 
Book of Resolutions. Among the tools the board 
may use are shareholder advocacy, boycott, 
divestment, advocacy of corporate disinvest- 
ment from certain countries or fields of busi- 
ness, and affirmative investment (as in minori- 
ty business and banks, etc.) as well as other 
appropriate strategies. The board shall partic- 
ipate in ecumenical approaches to corporate 



responsibility, including membership in the 
Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility 
and full participation by designated board 
members and staff in this center's work. The 
board shall augment its Committee on Corpo- 
rate and Fiduciary Responsibility (or its suc- 
cessor) with six persons, two each selected by 
the General Board of Church and Society and 
the General Board of Global Ministries, and 
one each selected by the General Commission 
on Religion and Race and General Commission 
on the Status and Role of Women. These addi- 
tional persons shall have voting authority 
within that committee but shall not be consid- 
ered members of the board per se, where they 
shall have the privilege of voice only. 

Petition Number; 147-FA-1604D; CNV, KSE, KSW, MOE. NIL. NYK. SIN. 
Wis. WMI & conference agency. 

Begin a new subparagraph with the last sentence 
of H 1604.3. Amend and add as indicated. 

The board shall invest in institutions, compan- 
ies, corporations, or funds which make a positive 
contribution toward the realization of the goals 
outlined in the Social Principles and the Book of 
Resolutions of our church, subject to other agree- 
ments, and the laws applicable thereto. The board, 
as the major fiduciary agent of this denomina- 
tion, shall carry on an active program of corpo- 
rate social responsibility, in keeping with the 
Social Principles and the Book of Resolutions. 
Among the tools the board may use are the 
shareholder advocacy, boycott, divestment, 
advocacy of corporate divestment from cer- 
tain countries or fields of business, and affir- 
mative investment (as in minority businesses 
and banks, etc.) as weU as other appropriate 
strategies. The board shall participate in ecu- 
menical approaches to corporate responsibili- 
ty, including membership in the Interfaith 
Center for Corporate Responsibility and full 
participation by designated board members 
and staff in this center's work. The board shall 
augment its nine-member Committee on Cor- 
porate and Fiduciary Responsibility (or its 
successor) with six persons, two each selected 
by the General Board of Church and Society 
and the General Board of Global Ministries, 
and one each selected by the General Commis- 
sion on Religion and Race and General Com- 
mission on the Status and Role of Women. The 
makeup of the Committee on Corporate and 
Fiduciary Responsibility (or its successor) in 
future years shall include at least 40% of its 
total members from these constituent bodies in 
similar ratios, but never less than six persons. 
These additional persons shall have voting 
authority within that committee but shall not 
be considered members of the board per se, 
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Petition Number: 148-FA-1604D; MOE, NYK, RKM, WIS, WNY. 

Add at beginning of new subparagraph following 
H 1604.3: 

The board is instructed to carry on an active 
program to encourage corporate social re- 
sponsibility, in keeping with the Social Princi- 
ples and the Book of Resolutions. Among the 
tools the board may use are shareholder advo- 
cacy, boycott, divestment, advocacy of corpo- 
rate disinvestment from certain countries or 
fields of business, and affirmative investment 
(as in minority business and banks, etc.), as 
well as other appropriate strategies. 

Petition Nvunber: 149-FA-1604D; MNE. 

Amend H 1604.4: 

. . . The board is encouraged to invest in institu- 
tions, companies, corporations, or funds which 
make a positive contribution toward the realization 
of the goals outlined in the Social Principles of our 
church. It shall not invest in corporations which 
have investments or operations in the Repub- 
Uc of South Africa and shall divest itself of any 
such current investments, until the system of 
apartheid is dismantled and full voting rights 
are conferred upon each womfin and man in 
South Africa. At no time shall any part of the 
principal of the endowment .... 

Petition Number. 516-FA-1604D: GBCS. 

Addat end of 111604.12: 

The board shall estabUsh, operate, manage, 
and administer a socially responsible pension 
fund invested in institutions, companies, cor- 
porate businesses, or funds believed to make a 
positive contribution toward the realization of 
the goals outlined in the Social Principles and 
which do not significantly engage in busin- 
esses or activities inconsistent with those prin- 
ciples, it being understood that such a fund 
may not produce as much yield or growth as 
other funds administered by the board. 

Petition Number: 150-FA-1604D; NCA. 

Add new subparagraph at end of 1i 1604: 

The General Board of Pensions shall as soon 
as feasible and by January 1, 1992, invest at 
least ten percent (10%) of its undesignated 
pension and benefit funds in the United Meth- 
odist Development Fund or other responsible 
United Methodist agencies for the purpose of 
lending those funds for establishing new con- 
gregations. Each loan is to be underwritten by 
the annual conference in which the new con- 
gregation is located. These funds shall accrue 
income at the rate established by the Directors 
of the General Board of Pensions. 



H 1606. Petition Number: 964-FA-1606D; GBPN. 

Amend in f 1606.4('fJ inserting preceding the la 
sentence: 

Effective at the close of the 1988 Gener 
Conference, if retirement is granted in acco 
dance with '' 453.2(d), the actuarially reduc< 
pension shall be calculated from the defem 
retirement date. 

Replace 1: 1606.4(^^: , 

f) Service of a local pastor prior to 1982 mi 
be approved for pension credit only by vote . 
the Annual Conference, on recommendation 
the Conference Board of Pensions, after co: 
sultation writh the district superintendents, 
such credit is granted, it should be includo 
under the Discipline question, "What othr 
personal notation should be made?". 

Amend " 1606.5ra;: 

... on account of pension credit for service prii' 
to 1982 . . . shall have been admitted as an miniot: i 
rial associate or probationary member, ... fai 
time service with pension credit for service prit 
to 1982 or with full participation in the Cor 
prehensive Protection Plan since 1981, or 
combination thereof, . . . 

Amend ^ 1606.5(6;: 

... on account of pension credit for service prif 
to 1982 . . . full-time service with pension ere 
it . . . 

for service prior to 1982 or with full partic! 
pation in the Comprehensive Protection Pla 
since 1981, or a combination thereof, . . . 

In T 1606.7 replace oalory with compensatio 

Petition Number: 857-FA-1606D; GBHM. 

Add to «: 1606.8: 

Persons who have served full-time in a) 
pointments beyond the local church under ei 
dorsement by the Division of Chaplains an 
Related Ministries are eligible for pensic 
support for those years of service so served f< 
which no other pension is provided, in acco 
dance with rules and regulations determine 
by the General Board of Pensions. 

Petition Number. 965-FA-1606D; GBPN. 

Replace T 1606.8: 

Persons who have served full-time appoin 
ments beyond the local church under endors> 
ment by the Division of Chaplains 4ind Relate 



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Ministries are eligible for pension support for 
those years of service so served for which no 
other pension is provided. Such pension sup- 
port shall be in accordance with the Chaplains 
Pension Fund or the Ministerial Pension Plan 
under arrangements agreed to by the General 
Board of Higher Education through its Divi- 
sion on Chaplains and Related Ministries and 

the General Board of Pensions. 

I 

In H 1606.21a), b), c), d): 

Replace salary with compensation. 

y706. Petition Number: 858-FA-1706D; GCSW. 

' H 1706 (Insert after the third sentence): 

Special attention shall be given to represen- 
tation of racial and ethnic minority groups and 
women. 

•1734. Petition Number 859-FA-1734D; GBOD. 

Amend H 1734: 

. . . the vice-president ef Graded Press in charge 
of publishing, and the. . . . 

1A737. Petition Number: 860-FA-1737D; GCSW. 

Amend f 1737: 

. . . This literature is to be of such type and 
variety as to meet the diverse needs of all groups of 
I our people. . . . 

■fl700. Petition Number: 151-FA-1700D; CNV. 

Insert a new paragraph following present 1i 1740: 

The United Methodist Publishing House 
shall engage in dialogue with the African 
Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Epis- 
copal Zion, and Christian Methodist Episcopal 
Churches and explore cooperative publication 
of a hymnal upon the action of a General 
Conference to initiate a hymnal revision pro- 
cess (H 15.6). 

K 1743. Petition Number: 1053-FA-1743D; GBPB. 
» ! 

Amend f 1743: 

The United Methodist Publishing House shall 
not buy, sell, or exchange any real estate costing in 
excess of $500,000 except by order of the General 
Conference . . . 

il 744. Petition Number: 1054-FA-1744D; GBPB. 

f I Amend H 1744 and move to end of H 1743. 

I. 1 

The erection of a new building or the improve- 



ment, alteration, or repair of an existing building 
or the purchase, sale or exchange of real estate 
for retail purposes involving an expenditure of 
not more than $500,000 may be authorized by the 
vote of a two-thirds majority of the executive 
committee between meetings of the General 
Board. These provisions shall not prevent the 
making of investments on mortgage security or the 
protection of the same or the collection of claims and 
adjustments. (See H 17 4 3 above, for additional re- 
quircmcnto and rcatrictiono.) 

I 1804. Petition Number: 86MJ-1804D: GCAH. 

Amend H 1804.2: 

. . . ethnic minorities; two bishops; the ooorotary 
ef the General Conforoncc; . . . 

we presidents of the Jurisdictional Commissions 
on Archives and History or , where no commis- 
sion exists or any disciplinary conflict arises, 

or a person designated by the jurisdictional Col- 
lege of Bishops where ne commiooion exists; and 

nine ten additional .... 

H 1810. Petition Number: 862-IJ-1810D; GCAH. 

Delete in f 1810.1: 

The officers ef the commiooion s hall fee the elfi- 
eers ef the Hiotorical Society. 

H 1812. Petition Number: 863-IJ-1812D; GCAH 

Delete National or national in f 1812. 

Petition Number: 864-1J-1812D; GCSW. 

Add at the end of first sentence of H 1812.16): 
(see 1812.2a), 1812.3a). 

Petition Number: 865-IJ-1812D; GCAH. 

Amend 1! 1812: 26): 



. . . and Zoar 
terville, OH. 



PA; and Hanby House, Wes- 



and amend H 1812.36): 

. . ■ aad the site ef the organization of the Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, South, Louisville, KY; 
Keywood Marker, Glade Spring, VA; first 
church building and publishing house. Evan- 
gelical Association, New Berlin, PA; and Ru- 
tersville Cluster, Rutersville, TX. 

1 1905. Petition Number: 895-IJ-1905D: GCSW. 

Amend f 1905: 

. . . promotional needs of the entire church, re- 
flecting the cultural and racial diversity within 
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H 1906. Petition Number: 10SS-U-1906D; ACST. 

Add a new sub-paragraph to H 1906: 

To participate in the Joint Committee on 
Stewardship to the end that denominational 
efforts will be coordinated, giving by United 
Methodists will be increased, and that tithing 
wiU be affirmed as the United Methodist stan- 
dard of personal giving. 

H 1907. Petition Number: 1153-U-1907D; GCFA. 

Amend 1 1907.1: 

I. Membership. . . . aad twe mombora ^the Gen 
erai Council eft Finance aa4 Admini o tration and 
two members of the General Council on Ministries, 
selected by the council roopoctivo counoilo . . . 
Members from the twe general councilG General 
Council on Ministries shall be assigned to the 
Division of Program and Benevolence Interpreta- 
tion. 

H 2003. Petition Number: 561-U-2003D; GCCU. 

Add to f 2003.4: 

... to churches with which a concordat of ex- 
change of voting delegates has been established by 
General Conferencer and to churches which 
have entered into a formal covenanting act 
with The United Methodist Church. 

Amend H 2003.11: 

I I . To receiver copies monitor, and coordinate of 
all requests for funds from ecumenical and interre- 
ligious bodies to all United Methodist agencies afid 

tx\iv wt t Xix^xxfjovo txft luisuiizg Txryxii too uinrii w^rtcnc 

unito ift ecumenical bodies and to review for 
possible recommendations to both the ecu- 
menical and United Methodist agencies. 

Amend 11 2003.16 and move to follow 11 2003.11: 

16. To enable and review the ecumenical and 
interreligious involvements, programming, and 
funding of all United Methodist program agencies, 
to review funding of ecumenical agencies by 
United Methodist program agencies through 
examination of the disclosure records annual- 
ly provided to the General Council on Finance 
and Administration, to report findings and make 
recommendations to those boardo ORd agencies, and 
to the General Council on Ministries and to the 
General Council on Finance and Administra- 
tion as requested. 

H 2005. Petition Number. 562-U-2005D; GCCU. 

Amend f 2005.6: 



The general commission shall nominate elet 
annually by ballot, according to approved proceEt 

in K 813 

H 2006. Petition Number: 563-U-2006D; GCCU. 

Amend first sentence of H 2006.1: 

The General Commission on Christian Unity an 
Interreligious Concerns shall be composed of Uni 
ed Methodists as follows: throe four bishops a; 
pointed by the Council of Bishops, one of whoi 
shall be the Secretary of the Council; . . . 

H 2007. Petition Number. 564-U-2007D; GCCU. CPMC. 

Delete H 2007. 

H 2108. Petition Number: 425-U-2108D; GCRR. 

Amend f 2108.2: 



2. Reviewing, evaluating, and assisting agencic 
and institutions of the Church as they seek 
develop programs and policies to implement an 
mandate for ef racial inclusiveness. 



And 11 2108.3: 

3. Reviewing, ... to develop appointments, pr 
grams, and policies designed to achieve rad 

and ethnic minority inclusiveness. 

And f 2108.6: 

6. Reviewing, investigating, and conductii 
hearings where necessary in rooponding respon 
to chargeo written allegations of alleged violatii 
of the Church's pwDlicy of racial and ethnic ind 
siveness which have not been satisfactorily 
solved in the Annual Conference, ef any genei 
agency or other institution of the Church. 
involved parties shall meet with the General Coi 
mission on Religion and Race, or its designat* 
representatives, presenting their briefs, arg 
ments, and evidence related to said chargeo al) 
gations. The commission will submit its findin 
and recommendations to the appropriate partis 
conferences, asd the general agenciesr, or instit 
tions concerned, for the purpose of securing P 
satisfactory resolution to the case at hand. 

And H 2108.10: 

10. Maintaining a close relationship with t 
General Board of Church and Society, as th 
both seek to coordinate Coordinate the denor 
national support and cooperation with varic 
movements for racial and social justice.^ i» eeB»- 
tation with ^le General Board ef Church aad ^^ 
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And insert new subparagraph between H 2108.10 
and H 2108.11: 

Being available to assist Central Confer- 
ences, autonomous, and affiliated autonomous 
Methodist and United churches, and Method- 
ist bodies in countries other than the United 
States as they address the issue of racism. 

And amend H 2108.12: 

12. Working directly ... on racisniT based on 
biblical and theological grounds. 

And amend H 2108.15: 

15. Consulting with the General Board of 
Pensions in Suporvioing the administration of the 
Temporary General Aid Fund, recommending such 
adjustments from time to time as may be necessary 
under legislation to achieve the intended purpose. 
(See H 920.) 

And insert a new subparagraph between 
H 2108.15 and H 2108.16: 

Advising the General Council on Finance 
and Administration (H 911.1) with regards to 
the policies and practices of agencies and 
church-related institutions receiving general 
church funds concerning their implementa- 
tion of the denomination's policy of inclusive- 
ness and non-discrimination on the basis of 
race and ethnic heritage. This shall be done by 
(1) consulting with the council in development, 
review, and maintenance of the certification 
form to be submitted to the council by agencies 
and institutions receiving general church 
funds; (2) reviewing annually the submissions 
of certifications of compliance with H 911.1 (a), 
(b), and (c); and (3) recommending to the coun- 
cil acceptance of the certifications, or other 
appropriate action, including withholding ap- 
proval of the entire budget of an agency or 
institution because of non-compliance with 
H 911.ira>, (b), or (c). 

Petition Number: 866-IJ-2108D: GCSW. 

Amend H 2108.4: 

Providing a channel channels of assistance to 
racial and ethnic minority groups as they seek to 
develop programs of empowerment and ministry to 
their local churches and communities. 



Petition Number: 867-IJ-2108D; GCRR. 

Amend H 2108.6: 

Reviewing, investigating, and conducting hear- 
ings where necessary in rooponding response to 



ohorgco written allegations of alleged violation of 
the Church's policy of racial and ethnic inclusive- 
ness which have not been satisfactorily resolved in 
the Annual Conference, ef any general agency or 
other institution of the Church. All involved 
parties shall meet with the General Commission on 
Religion and Race, or its designated representa- 
tives, presenting their briefs, arguments, and evi- 
dence related to said charge s allegations. The 
commission will submit its findings and recommen- 
dations to the appropriate parties, conferences, and 
the general agenciesx , or institutions concerned, 
for the purpose of securing a satisfactory reso- 
lution to the case at hand. 

and H 2108.10: 

Maintaining a close relationship with the 
General Board of Church and Society, as they 
both seek to coordinate Coordinate the denomi- 
national support and cooperation with various 
movements for racial and social justice. -, m conoul 
tation with ihe General Board ef Church and Se- 
cioty, as appropriate. 

and insert a new sub-paragraph following 
11 2108.10: 

Being available to assist Central Confer- 
ences, autonomous, and affiliated autonomous 
Methodist and United churches, and Method- 
ist bodies in countries other than the United 
States as they address the issue of racism. 

and amend H 2108.12: 

Working directly with the Council of Bishops and 
the related Annual Conferences to plan workshops, 
seminars, and consultations on racismr based on 
biblical and theological grounds. 

and amend H 2108.15: 

Consulting with the General Board of Pen- 
sions in Suporvioing the administration of the 
Temporary General Aid Fund, recommending such 
adjustments from time to time as may be necessary 
under legislation to achieve the intended purpose. 
(See H 920) 

and insert a new sub-paragraph following 
f 2108.15: 

Advising the General Council on Finance 
and Administration (H 911.1) with regards to 
the policies and practices of agencies and 
church-related institutions receiving general 
chuch funds concerning their implementation 
of the denomination's policy of inclusiveness 
and non-discrimination on the basis of race 
and ethnic heritage. This shall be done by (1) 
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review and maintenance of the certification 
form to be submitted to the council by agencies 
and institutions receiving general church 
funds; (2) reviewing annually the submissions 
of certifications of compliance with f 911.1(a), 
(b), and (c); and (3) recommending to the coun- 
cil acceptance of the certifications, or other 
appropriate action, including withholding ap- 
proval of the entire budget of an agency or 
institution because of non-compliance with 
H 911.1(a), (b), or (c). 

H 2202. Petition Number; 889-IJ-2202D; NMX. 

Rewrite H 2202-2208 and place in the work area 
of the General Board of Church and Society. 

H 2201. Petition Number: 152-IJ-2201D; NWT. 

Delete H 2201 through II 2209 inclusive in their 
entirety and all other references to these para- 
graphs and any and all references to the Status and 
Role of Women. 



H 2203. Petition Number: 426-IJ-2203D; GCRR. 

Add new subparagraph after H 2203.8: 

Advise the General Council on Finance and 
Administration (1i 911.1) with regards to the 
policies and practices of agencies and church- 
related institutions receiving general church 
funds concerning their implementation of the 
denomination's policy of inclusiveness and 
non-discrimination on the basis of gender. This 
shall be done by (1) consulting with the council 
in development, review, and maintenance of 
the certification form to be submitted to the 
council by agencies and institutions receiving 
general church funds; (2) reviewing annually 
the submissions of certifications of compliance 
with H 911.1 (a), (b), and (c); and (3) recom- 
mending to the council acceptance of the certi- 
fications, or other appropriate action, includ- 
ing withholding approval of the entire budget 
of an agency or institution because of non-com- 
pliance with H 911.1 (a), (b), or (c). 



% 2204. Petition Number: 868-IJ-2204D; GCSW. 

Amend f 2204.3: 

There shall be twe lQ>'womcn and e»e i 
man three women named by the Women's Divi- 
sion. . . 

and H 2204.5c): 

It is recommended that there be There shall be 

at least one member who is a diaconal minister. 



^ 2208. Petition Number: 869-IJ-2208D; GCSW. 

Amend H 2208: 

The General Commission shall nominate fe 
election by the (jcncral Council ea Miniotrico i4; 
elect a general secretariat or general secretary wh; 
shall provide executive, administrative, £md pn 
gram staff leadership (H 813). . . . 

H 2301. Petition Number: 565-CC-2301D; GCCU, CO Executive Committee. 

Add at end of H 2301.3: 

The Executive Committee shall have authoi 
ity to take necessary actions on behalf of th 
Conunission, including submitting petitions t 
General Conference under the provisions 
H 608.6. 

H 2401. Petition Number: 566-U-2401D; GCCU. 

Amend t 2401.1: 

World Methodist Council. — 1. The United Metl 
odist Church is a member of the World Methodii 
Council, its predecessor Methodist and Evangelict 
United Brethren churchco Churches having bee[ 
charter members of such body. The Council is 
significant channel for United Methodist reli 
tionships with other Methodist churches i 
with autonomous Methodist churches, affilia 
ed autonomous Methodist churches, and a£E 
liated united churches formerly part of Til 
United Methodist Church or its predecessc 
denominations, and with other churches wit 
a Wesleyan heritage. The members . . . 

Amend H 2401.2: 

2. Each affiliated autonomous Methodist churc 
and each affiliated united church which is a men 
ber of the World Methodist Council may choose i 
shall fee entitled to send delegates either to tl: 
General Conference as proposed in Hf 648.3 ar 
650, or to the World Methodist Council (receivin 
Ekfid te receive from the General Administratifl 
Fund the expense of travel and per diem allowanw ' 

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no such Ne affiliat ed autonomou s Mcthodi 
chiu-ch er affiliated united church shall be entitli 
to send delegations at the expense of the Gener 
Administration Fund to both the World Method! 
Council and the General Conference. 

Petition Number: 601-U-2401D; GBGM. 

Amend H 2401.2: 

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and each affiliated united church which is a mem- 
ber of the World Methodist Council shall be entitled 
to receive travel and per diem allowances from 
the General Administration Fund in accord 
with H 648.3 and 650 for their participation in 
either the quinquennial meeting of the World 
Methodist Council or the General Conference 
of The United Methodist Church, but not both. 
Bond dclcgatco te the General Conference as pre- 

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ed united church ohall fee entitled te oond dclega 
tiona ttt the cxpcn o e ef the General Adminiotration 

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General Conforonco. 

2402. Petition Number: S67-IJ-2402D: GCCU. 

Add to second sentence of 1 2402.2c){l): 

Such support shall be remitted in accordance 
with H 918 through the General Council on Finance 
and Administration in the manner directed by the 
latter council. 

3400. Petition Number: 568-U-2400D$: GCCU. 

Insert a new paragraph following H 2402: 



Commission on Pan Methodist Coopera- 
tion. — Given the historic relationships and 
shared traditions of the denominations of the 
Wesleyan tradition called Methodists in 
America, there shall be established a Commis- 
sion on Pan-Methodist Cooperation. The Gen- 
eral Conference authorizes the appointment of 
representatives by the Council of Bishops to 
the Commission which will include delegations 
from the African Methodist Episcopal Church 
the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 
the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 
and The United Methodist Church. Each dele 
gation shall consist of six members: two bish 
ops, a layman and a laywoman, a young adult, 
and at least one other member of the clergy 
The Commission on Pan-Methodist Coopera 
tion shall work to define, determine, plan, and 
in cooperation with established agencies of the 
several denominations, execute activities to 
foster meaningful cooperation among the four 
Methodist denominations in the collaboration. 
Such cooperation shall include, but not be 
limited to, evangelism, mission, publications, 
social concerns, and higher education. Each 
denomination will pay the expenses of its dele- 
gation to participate in Commission affairs. 



Petition Number: 966-IJ-2400D$: CPMC. 

Insert the following after II 2402 as a replacement 
for H 2007: 

Commission on Pan-Methodist Cooperation. 
Given the historical relationship and shared tra- 
ditions of the denominations of the Wesleyan 
tradition called Methodists in America, there 
shall be a Commission on Pan-Methodist Coopera- 
tion developed jointly with the African Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist 
Episcopal Zion Church, and the Christian Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church. The representatives from 
The United Methodist Church shall be named by 
the Council of Bishops. Each delegation shall 
consist of six members: two bishops, a layman 
and a laywoman, a young adult and at least one 
other member of the clergy. The Commission on 
Pan-Methodist Cooperation shall work to de- 
fine, determine, plan and, in cooperation with 
established agencies of the several denominations, 
execute activities to foster meaningful coopera- 
tion among the four Methodist denominations 
in the collaboration. Such cooperation shall 
include, but not be Umited to, evangelism, mis- 
sions, publications, social concerns and higher 
education. Each denomination will pay the ex- 
penses of its delegation to participate in Commis- 
sion affairs. 

H 2501. Petition Number: U57-FA-2501D; GCFA. 

Add title to II 2501: 
Titles to Properties 

H 2502. Petition Number: U58-FA-2502D; GCFA. 

Amend II 2502: 

Use of Name "Methodist" or "United Meth- 
odist".— 

The word words "Methodist" or "United Meth- 
odist" are is not fey e«F approval or conocnt to be 
used as, or as a part of, a trade name or trademark 
or as a part of the name of any business firm or 
organization, except by corporations or other busi- 
ness units created for the administration of work 
undertaken directly by The United Methodist 
Church. 

H 2504. Petition Number: 1159-FA-2504D; GCFA. 

Add title to II 2504: 
Effect of Union 

H 2505. Petition Number: 1160-FA-2505D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2505: 

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H 2506. Petition Number: 1161-FA-2506D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2506: 

Conformity of Discipline with Local Law 

H 2507. Petition Number: 1162-FA-2507D; GCFA. 

Add title to 11 2507: 

Comformity of Deeds and Conveyances with 
Local Law 

H 2512. Petition Number: 1163-FA-2512D; GCFA. 

Add title to U 2512: 

Annual Conference Board of Trustees 

Petition Number: 153-FA-2512D: WVA. GCSW. 

Amend II 2512.1 by adding after second sentence: 

At least one third of the total membership 
shall be women. 

H 2513. Petition Number: 1164-FA-2513D; GCFA. 

Amend *" 2513: 

Foundations — Annual Conference or Con- 
ferences — 

An Annual Conference or conferences may es- 
tablish a United Methodist foundation. . . . 

Insert new subparagraph following 1 2513.2: 

To furnish counsel and guidance to local 
churches with regard to promotion and man- 
agement of permanent funds. 

3. Other responsibilities as determined by the 
Annual Conference. The United Methodist foim- 
dation shall have a governing boEu^d as determined 
by the Annual Conference. . . . 

% 2515. Petition Number 1165-FA-2515D; GCFA. 

Amend H 2515: 

Sale, Transfer, Lease or Mortgage of Annual 
Conference Property — No Annual Conference 
property shall be sold, transferred or leased for a 
term that exceeds twenty (20) years, or mortgaged 
without the consent of the Annual Conference 
or, ad interim, (a) the consent of the presiding 
bishop and of majority of the district superinten- 
dents, and, in the case of discontinued or aban- 
doned local church property, the consent of a 
majority of the district Board of Church Loca- 
tion and Building (cf. '' 2546); and (b) the bishop's 
determination that such transfer or encumbrance 



conforms to the Discipline, e^ to appropriate ge\ 
ornmcntal roquiromcnta. The bishop's writte 
statement evidencing the satisfaction of thcoc thi 
conditions shall be affixed to or included in an 
instrument of transfer or encumbrance. Any rs 
quired written instrument necessary to carry oi: 
the action so authorized shall be executed in th' 
name of the conference corporation by any two c 
its officers or, where the conference is unincoi 
porated, by any two officers of its Board of Trus' 
ees, and any written instrument so executed sha 
be binding and effective as the action of the ee» i 
poration conference. I 

H 2517. Petition Number: 1166-FA-2517D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2518: 

Board of Church Location and Building 

Petition Number 154-FA-2517D; WVA, GCSW. 

Add to H 2517.2: 

. . . nor more than nine members of whicl 
least one third shall be women having the sa 
qualifications .... 

f 2518. Petition Number 1167-FA-2518D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2518: 

Board of Church Location and Building 

Petition Number 427-FA-2518D; GCRR 

Amend first sentence in U 2518: 

There shall be in each district of an Annui 
Conference a district Board of Church Location an 
Building, consisting of the district superintenden j 
three ministers, and three lay persons, and whoi I 
poGoiblc should be inclusive of sex, race, age, an 
persons with handicapping conditions .... 

H 2519. Petition Number 1168-FA-2519: GCFA. 

Add title to H 2519: 

Local Church Building Sites and Plans 

H 2520. Petition Number 1169-FA-2520D: GCFA. 

Add title to II 2520: 

Approval of Construction, Purchase, or Ril 
modeling Plans for Local Churches I 

H 2523. Petition Number 1170-FA-2523D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2523: 

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2524. PeUaon Number U71LC-2524D; GCFA. 

Add title to f 2524: 

Local Church Board of Trustees — Qualifica- 
tions 

2525. Petition Number 916-LC-2525D: GCFA. 

Add title to f 2525: 

Local Church Board of Trustees — Election 

Amend H 2525: 

... At the Charge Conference, on nomination by 
the Committee on Nominations, ef which the paotor 
shall be chairpcroon fOF if the committoc laile te 
nominate, en nomination ef the paotor), or from the 
floor, it shall elect, to take office at the beginning of 
the ensuing conference calendar year or at such 
other times as the Charge or Church Confer- 
ence may set, to serve for a term .... 

Petition Number 155-LC-2525D; MEM. 

Amend second sentence of f 2525: 

... of which the pastor ohall may be the chair- 
person. 

526. Petition Number 1172-LC-2526D: GCFA. 

Add title to t 2526: 



-Duties, Author- 



Church Local Conference 
ity and Membership 

Petition Number 1173-LC-2527D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2527: 

Charge or Cooperative Parish Board of 
Trustees 

Petition Number. 428-LI-2S27D; GCRR 

Amend last sentence in f 2527.2: 

These trustees shall be elected by the Charge 
Conference and/or Church Local Conference relat- 
ed to the cooperative parishT and shall be repre- 
sentative of each congregation which com- 
poses the cooperative parish. 

2528. Petition Number: 1174-LC-2528D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2528: 

Charge Conference — Power and Authority 

2529. Petition Number 1175-LC-2529D; GCFA. 

Add title to f 2529: 
} 



Local Church Board of Trustees — Organiza- 
tion and Membership 

f 2530. Petition Number 1176-LC-2530D; GCFA. 

Add title to f 2530: 

Removal of Local Church Trustees 

H 2531. Petition Number 1177-LC-2531D; GCFA. 

Add title to f 2531: 

Meetings of Local Church Boards of Trust- 



Petition Number: 156-LC-2531D; CPA. 

Amend first sentence of H 2531: 

... to each trustee and the pastor(s) at a rea- 
sonable time prior to the appointed time of the 
meeting. 

H 2532. Petition Number: 1178-LC-2532D; GCFA. 

Amend H 2532: 

Board of Trustees — Powers and Limita- 
tions — 1. Subject to the direction of the Charge 
Conference, the Board of Trustees shall have the 
supervision, oversight, and care ... to a building 
committee as set forth in ^ 2541. 

2. Subject to the direction of the Charge Confer- 
ence . . . 

H 2500. Petition Number 1154-LC-2500D; GCFA 

Insert a new paragraph after H 2532: 

Par. 25 — . A Charge Conference may estab- 
lish a local church Permanent/Endowment 
Fund Committee. The purposes for establish- 
ing such a committee may include the respon- 
sibilities to: 

a. Provide the services described in II 2532.2 
as designated by the donor or at the direction 
of the Charge Conference. It is recommended 
that consideration be given to the placement of 
funds with the Conference or Area United 
Methodist Foundation or administration and 
investment. Resources for these tasks may be 
secured from the General Board of Disciple- 
ship, Section on Stewardship, and other appro- 
priate sources for program assistance and 
direction. 

b. Emphasize the need for adults of aU ages to 
have a will and an estate plan and provide 
information on the preparation of these to the 
members of the congregation. 

c. Stress the opportunities for church mem- 
bers and constituents to make provisions for 
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stitutions, agencies, and causes by means of 
wills, annuities, trusts, life insurance, memori- 
als, and various types of property. 

d. Arrange for the dissemination of informa- 
tion that will be helpful in preretirement plan- 
ning, including such considerations as estab- 
lishing a Living Will and a Living Trust. 

e. Other responsibilities as determined by 
the Charge Conference. 

Petition Number: 1155-LC-250OD; GCFA. 

Insert new paragraph before H 2533: 

Par. 25—. Local Church Foundations. — After 
securing the written consent of the pastor and 
of the district superintendent, local churches 
may, by charge conference action, establish 
local church foundations whose trustees, 
directors, or governing body shall be elected 
by the charge conference. Such foundations 
shall be incorporated, organized, and function 
in compliance with state law and subject to the 
provisions of the Discipline. Any such founda- 
tion shall not violate the rights of any other 
local church organization and shall be subject 
to the direction of the Charge Conference. 

H 2533. Petition Number 917-LC-2533D; GCFA. 

Amend H 2533: 

... its duly elected trustees, their successors and 
assigns, in trust for the use and benefit of such 
local church and of The United Methodist 
Church. The trustees shall be named feetb as 
individuala and as the Board of Trustees of the local 
church in the written instrument conveying or 
transferring title. The board a»d ^le truotooo shall 
hold, convey, of transfer property m truot fef ^ie 
«ee and benefit ef said local church and ef The 
United Mcthodiot Church. . . . 

H 2534. Petition Number: 1179-LC-2S34D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2534: 

Unincorporated Local Church Property — 
Notice and Authorization 

H 2536. Petition Number: 1180-LC-2536D; GCFA. • 

Add title to H 2536: 

Incorporated Local Church Property — No- 
tice and Authorization 

H 2537. Petition Number: 918-LC-2537D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2537: 

Unincorporated Local Church Property — 
Sale, Transfer, Lease or Mortgage 



Amend H 2537: 

2. A resolution authorizing the proposed actir 
shall be passed by a majority vote of the Char 
Conference members (in a pastoral charge co | 
sisting of two or more local churches, tl{ 
Church Local Conference (cf. K 2526)) prese} 
£ind voting etnd fey a majority vete ef the mcmbcrB 

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called to consider such action. 

3. The written consent of the pastor of the loc 
church and the district superintendent to the pi . 
posed action shall be necessary and shall be affix { 
to or included in the instrument of sale, transfi 
lease, or mortgage. . . . needs of the community; 
The United Mcthodiot Church; and (b) the transt 
or encumbrance conforms to the Discipline and: 
appropriate governmental rcquircmcnto. Sw! 
written consent Certification by the district s 
perintendent shall be conclusive evidence that t 
transfer or encumbrance conforms to the Dis 
pline. . . . 

Petition Number: 967-LC-2537D; CPMC. 

Insert before semicolon in H 2537.3a): 

or by one of the other denominations repi 
sented in the Commission on Pan-Methocb 
Cooperation 



Petition Number 602-LC-2537D; GBGM. 

Amend H 2537: 



When it has been established that the orgai'' 
zation or continuance of a local church is !i 
longer viable (H 201-204), Aany real propei' 
owned by, or in which. . . . 

3. . . . Prior to consenting to the proposed act: 1 1 
to sell or transfer any United Methodist Chuii 
property th^ are te the pastor and district i • 
perintendent shall ensure that: (a) a full invet;- 
gation shall be made and, if warranted, an appi- 
priate plan of action shall be developed for 1? 
future missional needs of the community by li 
United Methodist Church; €bHd (b) the transfer : 
encumbrance shall conforms to the Discipline s 1 
to appropriate governmental requirements and ) 
the congregation, if no longer to continue as i 
unincorporated local United Method t ; 
Church, does not sell its facilities to anotlr 
United Methodist Church. Such written cons t 
shall be conclusive evidence .... 



H 2538. Petition Number: 1181-LC-2538D; GCFA. 

Add title to f 2538: 

Incorporated Local Church Property — Si 3, 
Transfer, Lease or Mortgage 

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Petition Number 603-LC-2538D; GBGM. 

Amend f 2538: 

When it has been established that the organi- 
zation or continuance of a local church is no 
longer viable (1 201-204), Aany real property 
owned by, or in which an incorporated church 

3. . . . Prior to consenting to the proposed action 
to sell or transfer any United Methodist Church 
property they are te the pastor and district su- 
perintendent shall ensure that: (a) full investiga- 
tion shall be made and, if warranted, an appropri- 
ate plan of action shall be developed for the future 
missional needs of the community by the United 
Methodist Church; etfid (b) the transfer or encum- 
brance shall conforms to the Discipline and to 

! appropriate governmental requirements and (c) 

the congregation, if no longer to continue as an 
organized United Methodist Church, does not 
seU its facilities to another United Methodist 
Church. 

4. The resolution authorizing such proposed ac- 
tion shall direct and authorize the corporation's 
Board of Directors to take all necessary steps to 
carry out the action ee authorized and to cause to be 
executed, as hereinafter provided, any necessary 
contract, deed, bill of sale, mortgage, or other writ- 
ten instrument. 

2539. Petition Number 1182-LC-2539D; GCFA. 

Add title to I 2539: 

Disposition of Church Building or Parson- 
age 

'2540. Petition Number: 1183-LC-2540D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2540: 

Restriction on Proceeds of Mortgage or Sale 

'2541. Petition Number: 1184-LC-2541D; GCFA. 

Add title to 1i 2541: 

Planning and Financing Requirements for 
Local Church Buildings 



H 2542. Petition Number: 1185-LC.2542D; GCFA. 

Add title to I 2542: 

Consecration and Dediation of Local Church 
Buildings 

H 2543. Petition Number: 1186-LC-2543D; GCFA 

Add title to H 2543: 

Merger of Local United Methodist Churches 

Petition Number: 605-LC-2543D; GBGM. 

Amend 1 2543: 

Two or more local churches, in order to more 
effectively fulfill their ministry (1i 201-204), may 

merge and become. . . . 

H 2544. Petition Number: 1187-LC-2544D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2544: 

Interdenominational Local Church Mergers 

Petition Number: 606-LC-2544D; GBGM. 

Amend H 2544.1: 

... of merger reflecting the nature and min- 
istry of the local church (H 201-204) shall be 
submitted to the Church Conference. . . . 

H 2545. Petition Number: 1188-LC-2545D; GCFA. 

Add title to II 2545: 

Deeding Church Property to Federated 
Churches or Other Evangelical Denomina- 
tions 

Petition Number: 607-LC-2545D; GBGM. 

Add to beginning of H 2545.1: 

When a local church no long serves the pur- 
pose for which it was organized and incor- 
porated (H 201-204), Wwith the consent of the 
presiding bishop 



Petition Number 604-LC-2541D; GBGM. 

Amend H 2541: 

. . . average attendance, and write up its program 
of ministry (H 201-204). 

7. ... At this conference the building committee 
shall submit, for approval by majority vote of the 
memberships? present and voting, its recommen- 
dations for the proposed building project, including 
the data specified herein. 



Petition Number: 969-LC-2545D; CPMC. 

Insert in H 2545.2: 

... to deed church property to one of the other 
denominations represented in the Commission 
on Pan-Methodist Cooperation or to another 
evangelical .... 

H 2546. Petition Number: 608-LC-2546D; GBGM. 

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When a local church no longer serves the 
purpose for which it was organized and incor- 
porated {^ 201-204), Wwith the consent of the 
presiding bishop 

Petition Number: 1156-LC-2546D; GCFA. 

Amend H 2546.1: 

. . . and if no such lawful trustees remain or if for 
any reason said trustees fail to make such disposi- 
tion, then it shall be the duty of the trustees of the 
Annual Conference to sell or dispose of said proper- 
ty in accordance with the direction of the Annual 
Conference. Where no direction has been given 
by the Annual Conference, with the consent of 
the presiding bishop and a majority of the 
district Board of Church Location and Build- 
ing, the conference trustees may sell or lease 
said property, retain the proceeds in an inter- 
est-bearing account, and recommend the dis- 
position of the proceeds to the next Annual 
Conference. It shall be the duty of the trustees . . . 

Petition Number: 970-LC-2546D; CPMC. 

Amend second sentence of H 2546.4: 

And in the event of the sale or lease of said 
property the trustees of the Annual Conference 
shall give first option to the other denomina- 
tions represented in the Commission on Pan- 
Methodist Cooperation and shall recommend to 
the Annual Conference at its next session the 
disposition of the proceeds derived from such sale or 
lease. 

H 2547. Petition Number 1189-LC-2547D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2547: 

Board of Trustees Report to the Charge Con- 
ference • 

H 2548. Petition Number: n90-LC-2548D; GCFA. 

Add title to H 2548: 

Study of Local Church Potential 

Petition Number: 609.LC-2548D; GBGM. 

Amend II 2548: 

. . . develop programs as organized churches^ 
(H 201-204), develop cooperative patterns. . . . 

H 2500. Petition Number 157-LC-2500D; CNV. 

Between H 2548 and H 2549, add the following 
new paragraph: 

In situations where a local church or 
churches share a building with another con- 



gregation such as those performing ministrie 
in different languages and/or with differer 
racial and ethnic minority groups, it shall be i 
accordance with 1^<I 202, 206, and 207. Tl 
District Superintendent must consent to ar 
such action before implementation. The Di 
trict Board on Church Location and Buildir 
must be informed of such action. 

1. If the congregations are United Methodis 
the following should apply: 

a) A covenant of relationship shall be muti 
ally agreed upon in written form which sha 
include a statement of purpose for sharing tl 
facility and if the agreement is seen as ten 
porary, long term, or permanent. 

b) No United Methodist congregation sha 
pay rent to another United Methodist Churc! 
However, the guest congregation should I 
expected to pay its fair share of operating ar 
maintenance expenses, which shaU be mutue 
ly agreed upon. 

c) The congregations may enter into a cov 
nant which insures mutual representation c 
such bodies as Administrative CouncU, A 
ministrative Board and Council on Ministrie 
and Board of Trustees. The purpose of the; 
arrangements are to enhance communicatic 
between the two or more congregations 
coordinate schedules and building usage, 
involve the congregations in building maint 
nance and care under supervision of the Boat 
of Trustees, and to coordinate cooperatii 
programs. 

d) Cooperative programs may be develop! 
that enhance the ministry of both congreg 
tions and their witness to the love of Jest 
Christ in the community. Such programs mt 
include joint bilingual worship services ai 
Christian education programs, fellowsh: 
meals and programs, and cooperative comm 
nity ministry. 

e) If the host congregation so chooses, or if 
is closed in accordance with *' 2546, the propc 
ty ownership may be trsinsferred to the gut 
congregation in provision with the Disciplii 
H 2546, the property ownership may be trai 
ferred to the guest c